Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Notes from the newsroom
Lisa Carricaburu
Lisa Carricaburu is managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune. She encourages reader comments and questions about sltrib.com and The Tribune's print edition in the comments section of this blog, at lisac@sltrib.com or on Twitter: @lcarricaburu.

» Subscribe (RSS)




Survey: Newspapers retain role as primary source of news

Like all news organizations, The Salt Lake Tribune is intensely interested in how news consumers’ habits are changing.

A new study out this week offers some insight — and a few surprising conclusions.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Chief among those surprises is a finding by the Media Insight Project that dispels a widely held belief that people, depending on their generation, turn to just a few primary sources for news.

"In contrast to the idea that one generation tends to rely on print, another on television and still another the Web, the majority of Americans across generations now combine a mix of sources and technologies to get their news each week," the study concludes.

Print newspapers and magazines remain a primary source of news, as do laptops/computers, television, radio, smartphones and tablet computers. According to the Media Insight Project, an initiative of American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which surveyed nearly 1,500 adults from Jan. 9 to Feb. 16, the average American uses four distinct mediums to access news.

The study adds that where people turn for news depends largely on the topic.

According to the study, "People turn to newspapers, whether in print or online, more than any other source specified, and in relatively high numbers for a wide range of topics."

It adds: "They are most likely to turn to newspaper media for news about their local town or city, for news about arts and culture, and for news about schools and education."

Those of us who work at The Tribune consider this great news as our offerings across platforms continue to evolve.

If you’re interested in this topic, you can find additional information by clicking on the links below:

The Associated Press (This is the story published Monday at sltrib.com)

American Press Institute

Fast Company

Columbia Journalism Review

Poynter Institute



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
 
Jobs
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.