The rapidly changing media landscape and what it means for politics — in 1 chart

TV might be joining print and radio… as mobile and digital is quickly rising.. especially in the younger demographics..

 

The rapidly changing media landscape and what it means for politics — in 1 chart:

The rapidly changing media landscape and what it means for politics — in 1 chart

In the 2012 campaign, television is still the king (or queen) when it comes to driving storylines in the race. Once TV decides something is a story, it is one.

But, a fascinating new study from the good folks at Pew regarding the news consumption habits of the American public suggests that TV as well as print newspapers and the radio are losing their centrality in the media landscape.

More people now get their news from digital sources (hurray blogs!) than they do from either print newspapers or the radio. And digital is starting to make a move on TV as the dominant place people go for news.

Here’s the Pew findings in chart form:

Writes Pew’s Andy Kohut:

The transformation of the nation’s news landscape has already taken a heavy toll on
print news sources, particularly print newspapers. But there are now signs that television
news – which so far has held onto its audience through the rise of the internet – also is
increasingly vulnerable, as it may be losing its hold on the next generation of news
consumers.

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