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News consumers add online, mobile to information gathering habits

September 13, 2010


— Consumers are quickly making recent technology part of their news habits and are consequently spending more time following what’s going on in the world, a survey released Sunday said.

People are spending an average of 57 minutes per day getting the news from television, radio and newspapers, the same as they did a decade ago, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. But they also spend an average of 13 minutes a day getting news online, making for a total amount of news time as high as any dating back to the mid-1990s, the organization said.

Roughly 33 percent of people surveyed said they went online for news the previous day, a number that goes up to 44 percent when cell phones, e-mail, social networks and podcasts are added, Pew said in the media consumption survey, which it takes every two years.


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