As someone who worked in news radio for well over a decade, I'm not really surprised by the latest Gallup poll issued today about where Americans get their news and information.
Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55 percent), leading the Internet at 21 percent. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications are their main news source, followed by radio with just six percent.
This survey isn't great for those of us in the print world. According to Gallup:
If the current media preferences of young adults are any indicator of the future, the data offer good news for TV, but bad news for print media. Half of adults aged 18 to 29 and half aged 30 to 49 identify television as their main source of news. This is nearly double the rate for the Internet even among these more tech-savvy populations. However, it does differ from older generations who put relatively more emphasis on TV and less on the Internet.