Friday, August 17, 2007

Internet Up, Newspapers Down hosts an AFP story about a year-long study by Harvard, showing that:

"In the past year alone... newspaper circulation has fallen by three percent, broadcast news has lost a million viewers," said the study, entitled "Creative Destruction: An Exploratory Look and News on the Internet."
Meanwhile, the numbers of people using the Internet as a news source have increased -- exponentially, in some cases.

The snide part of me wants to file this under "tell me something I don't know." But . . . common knowledge is the worst sort to rely on. With the figures from the Harvard study, this becomes documented and validates whining and hand-wringing as rational, rather than neurotic.

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