On a somewhat more positive note for online citizen journalists, The Pew Research Center for People & the Press reports that Americans are using more news these days. Traditional outlets have flatlined or gone down as online sources, including podcasts, social networks and cell phones have gone up to 44% of the American public. Online news is about on par with radio news and has surpassed print news. Television has leveled a bit after a big drop from the 1990s. But it’s not just a case of shirking one medium for another. Americans are integrating different media into their daily lives, but more highly educated people depend on digital news than traditional news.
I knew we had smart readers.