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News becomes more social

Posted: June 28, 2010 | Tags: journalism-ecosystem, MOB Conference, Pew Internet Project

Since 2000, news has become "pervasive, portable, personalized, participarty — and a social experience."

This was among the findings by the Pew Internet Project's latest study on "How Media Consumption Has Changed Since 2000."

Project Director Lee Rainie spoke at the "Monetizing Online Business" conference last week in New York.

The study found that 62 percent of Americans use the Internet on an average day, while 56 percent say they go online to have fun or kill time.

The number of people going online to find their news (61 percent) is catching up to the number of people who turn ...

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Nearly 15 years ago, the five largest television companies owned about 180 of the country’s local news channels. Now, after years of dizzying buying sprees, mergers and billions of dollars spent, those companies own more than twice that — a pattern of consolidation that worries many, both within the industry and outside of it. 

More Republicans think negatively about higher ed

For the first time since Pew began tracking it, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58 percent) now say colleges “have a negative effect on the country.” That’s compared to 72 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners who say colleges and universities have a positive impact. Whatever the cause, colleges and universities now share in a dubious distinction: as some of the most divisive national institutions. The only other institution that, according to Pew, divides Americans more? The national news media. 


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