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posted on 20 June 2016

The Generational Divide In News Consumption

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

Some people like to stay on top of the news cycle throughout the day by checking Twitter, Facebook and their favorite news websites.

Others prefer to be served a selection of the day's important happenings by the evening news on TV. Whether you prefer one or the other may come down to your age and what you have become accustomed to in the past.

According to data published in the Reuters Institute's Digital News Report last week, there is a generational divide when it comes to news consumption. While the large majority of those who grew up with the internet see it as their most important news source, those who relied on the TV news for a daily news fix for decades still tend to prefer the television over online news sources.

Very few people still rely on print publications as their primary news source, indicating that the role of newspapers has shifted from conveyor to commentator of news.

This chart shows how different age groups have different preferences regarding their main source of news.

Infographic: The Generational Divide in News Consumption | Statista

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