Internet users's dependence on print media as a primary source of information continues to drop, according to a recent study released by the Center for Digital Future at USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, LA Weekly reported on its blog.
According to the results, only 56 percent of those surveyed view print news as a valuable source of information. This was down from 60 percent when the survey was conducted in 2008. More people relied on the internet (78 percent) and television (68 percent) as their main news source.
The study found that only 56 percent of online users think newspapers as a valuable source of information, which decreased 4 percent since 2008.
More people, however, relied on the Web (78 percent) and TV (68 percent) as their main source for news.
When asked what they would do if the home newspaper folded and went online, only 59 percent of respondents said they would read it on online... for free, the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity reported.