Sunday, April 22, 2012

How Social Media Is Replacing Traditional Journalism As A News Source

MSM can't die fast enough for me but I'm happy that it's finally biting the dust.
Did you know that nearly half of all Americans receive some form of local news via a mobile device, and 46 percent of them get their news online at least three times a week? Online newspapers officially surpassed their print counterparts in ad revenue in 2010, and digital media has continued to make major inroads ever since. Social media is now one of the top three news sources, commanding an impressive 27.8 percent of the market, and it’s catching up with the traditional newspaper… fast. Indeed, according to recent data, newspapers have just a single percentage point lead on social media as a source of reportage, with Facebook (59.5 percent), Twitter (19.9 percent) and YouTube (12.7 percent) leading the charge. Since 2009, traffic to news sites from social media channels has increased dramatically, and some 57 percent of adults who consume news via a digital device predominately use Facebook and Twitter. Of course, journalism isn’t actually going away – it’s simply the medium that is changing.
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Judy Morris,
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