Mittwoch, Februar 14, 2007

Zogby Poll: Most Say Bloggers & Citizen Reporter to Play Vital Role in Journalism's Future

From Zogby's news release (13-Feb-2007):

A majority of Americans (55%) in an online survey said bloggers are important to the future of American journalism and 74% said citizen journalism will play a vital role, a new WE Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows.

Most respondents (53%) also said the rise of free Internet-based media pose the greatest opportunity to the future of professional journalism and three in four (76%) said the Internet has had a positive impact on the overall quality of journalism

Nearly nine out of 10 media insiders (86%) said they believe bloggers will play an important part in journalism’s future.

More online respondents nationwide said the Internet was their top source of news and information (40%), followed by television (32%), newspapers (12%) and radio (12%). The youngest adults in our poll, those age 18-24, were far more likely to say they mostly get news from Internet sites – 58% said the Internet is their main destination for news, with television coming in second at 18%. Fewer than one in 10 in this age group said they get the majority of their news from newspapers.

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via J.D. Lasica on SocialMedia.biz