Huge Rise in Willingness of Americans to Pay for Online News
Online news had quite the 2017, attributable in part to the frantic news cycles of President Trump's first year in administration, as well as the "fake news" crisis. In the midst of all this, Americans increasingly looked to online sources of news as their main providers. While Pew Research Center data from August 2017 showed 50 percent of Americans often got their news from TV and 43 percent often became informed online, the resulting 7-point gap stood in stark contrast to the 19-point gap observed in early 2016.
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