Franklin Center president responds to Pew report
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Published: 14-Mar-2011
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Published 14-Mar-2011
Alexandria, Virginia – Jason Stverak, President of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a national, non-profit online journalism organization, released the following statement regarding the news that online news readership has surpassed print readership according to the “State of the News Media”, a report from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The Pew Research report was released this morning (Monday, March 14).
Stverak said:
“Pew’s new report is a testament to the fact that the ways Americans get their news have changed dramatically over the last decade. And, although this may be seen as the beginning of the end to print newspapers and television news, this isn’t a bad thing for the future of our country.
“The various opportunities and platforms that Americans have to obtain news can improve democracy by ensuring a better-informed and aware public. The internet allows millions the chance to keep abreast of the news that affects them while living their hectic lives.
“The internet has truly revolutionized how we consume and produce news.
“And as more youth and adults begin utilizing the internet for news gathering, the statistics of internet news viewers will continue to skyrocket. Pew’s report clearly shows that the future of news is online.”
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