Online Newspaper Audience Rising Twice As Fast As General Internet Population: Report
- Quote: Newspapersâ€™ online audiences are rising at twice the rate of the
general internet audience, according to research by Nielsen//NetRatings
for the Newspaper Association of America.
Note: And so what’s different about reading news online that we have to help our kids with?
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Tom Hoffman says
I don’t understand what this means: “And so whatâ€™s different about reading news online that we have to help our kids with?”
Rob Nelson says
Will I think there are two things in play here creating this statement to be true.
One: Accessibility. We’re online so much now it’s simply easier to read.
Two: In most cases it’s free. I’m a native a of Knoxville, TN which means my blood runs orange. At the local papers website they decided a couple of years ago to make the sports columnists articles and other online only extras for pay. So for online Vols coverage you had to pay. During that time rumors said they had about 4000 subscribers. I think what most people did was what I did. I went to the local TV stations site. The Nashville paper had great reporter posting for FREE. About a month ago they decided to make it a free site again. I’d be willing to bet they have doubled or tripled their readership in that time.
Is there an Economics lesson in there? I think so.
Theresa Lee says
Here in Portland, Maine, the online version of our newspaper http://pressherald.mainetoday.com
has a blog feature linked to each article. This blog is unmoderated and in my opinion, has included comments that are inappropriate. For example, a friend of mine was featured because he and a few others were opening a community center for Somali immigrants. People in the blog attached to the article equated Somalis with terrorists and berated the endeavor with anti-immigrant rhetoric.
So, I suppose that is a bit different than dealing with the paper copy in which these comments would never be allowed.
Will, a brilliant post. What initially appears to be white noise might actually have meaning, purpose, and depth. It is wonderful that you are at least experimenting with the whole phenomena. I’ll be interested in what you have to say in a year’s time.
John White says
I think it is about instant access to tools that allow students to more readily de-cipher the news they are reading, and determine the veracity.
(maybe obvious alert) Using Mozilla you notice a search window top right. Switch the search engine used to answers.com. Open the NYT main page and look for an article on the Iraq War. Look for the words “Sunni” and “Shia” highlight and right click the word and select “Search answers.com for…”. See what you get…
If you asked your students (or your students on their own) google-d these terms what might they find?