In this day and age, where most people are tech-savvy and accustomed to using digital devices for just about everything, it seems that receiving news via digital devices is yet to become popular. This has mainly got to do with young people not consuming news. Around 29% of those younger than 25 years say that they don’t receive news either from digital news platforms which include cell phones and social networks.
Television still remains most popular source of news, but its audience are graying. In 2012, over 73% of Americans aged 65 or above still watch news on Television. Americans love reading, of which 23% read a Print Newspaper, 17% grab a Print Magazine and 30% read a Book Print.
Online news consumption has seen a rise because it is more mobile and more social. In 2012, around 34% of Americans got news online, 19% received news on Twitter and 16% got news subscriptions via Email. Every one in five Americans read news on a mobile device whereas one in four Americans read a newspaper in print.
Today, nearly 19% of public read news on social networking sites. Since 2002-2003, there has been a decline in the percentage of Americans reading a book or magazine in print than for newspapers.