As print news fades, content remains

In “Print News Is Fading, But the Content Lives On,” Dan Farber of CNET News  reports on a study by the  Pew Research Center for the People & the Press that found that 40 percent of respondents said the Internet is their primary source of news. That means the Internet has now surpassed all other media except television as a main source for national and international news. Farber points out an important but overlooked fact: 

The less obvious part of the Internet overtaking newspapers as the main source for national and international news is that much of the seed content–the original reporting that breaks national and international news and is subsequently refactored by legions of bloggers–comes from the reporters and editors working at the financially strapped newspapers and national and local television outlets.

The big question is what happens as more traditional news sources file bankruptcy or trim news-gathering operations to the bone.

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