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The Year the Internet Overtook Newspapers

Every day I get the Daily Stat from Harvard Business School, a quick stat or fact about something notable in the business/tech world. One of last weeks stats particularly picqued my interest…

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In 2008, for the first time ever, more Americans relied on the Internet for national and international news than on newspapers. In December 2008, 40% of those surveyed said they get most of their news on the Internet, up from 24% in September 2007. 35% still mainly read newspapers, and 70% say television is their primary source of news.

Source: Pew Research Center

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