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News In Brief

People still reading, watching and listening to the news

Kai Ryssdal Sep 13, 2010

This final note today: Y’know how a lot of people have been lamenting the death of news, in this era of blogs and Twitter and instantaneous communication? Not so dead after all, say the good people and the Pew Center for the People and the Press. A survey out this weekend shows we’re spending exactly the same amount of time every day getting the news from newspapers, television and radio — 57 minutes — as we did 10 years ago. Add in the 13 minutes a day we’re online finding out what’s going on and we’re as news-savvy as we’ve been in 15 years.

Now, as to who’s paying for that online news? That’s a whole different story.

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