From the Pew Research Center today:
The digital era is making its mark on local news. Nearly as many
Americans today say they prefer to get their local news online as say
they prefer to do so through the television set, according to a new Pew
Research Center survey of 34,897 U.S. adults conducted Oct. 15-Nov. 8,
2018, on the Center’s American Trends Panel and Ipsos’s KnowledgePanel.
The 41% of Americans who say they prefer getting their local news via TV
and the 37% who prefer it online far outpace those who prefer a printed
newspaper or the radio (13% and 8%, respectively).
as the preference for digital delivery creeps up on that for news via
TV, local television stations retain a strong hold in the local news
ecosystem. They top the list of nine types of local news providers, with
38% of U.S. adults saying they often get news from a local television
station. That is followed by 20% who often turn to local radio stations
and 17% who rely on local daily newspapers.
Next come a range of less
traditional sources such as online forums or discussion groups (12%),
local organizations such as school groups or churches (8%), and
community newsletters or listservs (8%). While individually these less
traditional sources garner far smaller audiences than the big three
(local TV, daily papers and radio stations), together they add up: 28%
of the public often gets news from at least one of the six less
traditional providers asked about.
See the full report HERE.