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01 March, 2008

More Americans turning to Web for news

More Americans turning to Web for news: "More Americans turning to Web for news

Reuters
Saturday, March 1, 2008

Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch, and nearly half are turning to the Internet to get their news, according to a new survey.

While most people think journalism is important to the quality of life, 64 percent are dissatisfied with the quality of journalism in their communities, a We Media/Zogby Interactive online poll showed.

'That's a really encouraging reflection of people who care A) about journalism and B) understand that it makes a difference to their lives,' said Andrew Nachison, of iFOCOS, a Virginia-based think tank which organized a forum in Miami where the findings were presented."