Say you wanted to read the news online. If you were going to do so, which device would you turn to? Your phone? Tablet? Computer? Or perhaps you do not read the news online at all. Remember good ol’ fashioned newspapers? Sigh.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2018, 34 percent of all adult Americans got their news online (that number is up from 26 percent in 2016). These days, more Americans get their news from social media than they do on TV.
So, if you were about to read some online news, which device would you turn to? Please tell us in the poll below. As always, thank you for voting!
On the cell. But only a quick scan. Just aggravating, depressing, and to see the leadership rather the president, governors, legislators honestly destroying this country along with rioters, thugs, racisism or the uncaring for one another as human beings. Yet you see one or two articles of some kind of hope. Would be nice to read a paper with more positive then negatives. In my sixties now and at this age would hope to see a more prosperous, kinder, gentler world in which we could live. Just saying.
I read the newspaper on line (computer) 7 days a week. My wife reads printed paper 3 days a week (that’s all they will deliver), I do as little as possible on the phone, text or call only. Whenever I get a second text, I call.
Computer, I can actually see the screen to read. 23″ monitor beats an iPhone 10 any day of the week.
My tablet lets me see and scan the articles i find interesting. We subscribed to the local paper for over 50 years but then they decided to publish a am paper (Gannet) I think they couldn’t find people to deliver it so it was at our house by 6am.more and more people quit and pretty soon no delivery. How’s that for shooting yourself in the foot? I miss the paper and the ads but thats modern day news. On line or not at all.( I’d have to drive about 12 miles round trip to get a paper paper at the gas station)
USA Today is delivered 5 days a week in the early AM with my puppy, my coffee, my kitty enjoying the fireplace in the winter. Outside in the summer. Our local paper is delivered in the evening 5 days in the evening I sit by the fire during the winter and outside in the summer reading it. On Sunday’s about 6 AM same place by the fireplace. on Sometimes go to the store and buy the Wall Street Journal and or the New Your Times, there still are many good wonderful articles to read besides politics. I hope The time never comes that I can’t read a paper with my coffee or adult beverage, be with my pup, and enjoy the time to read what’s going on in my community or the world with no TV. Ah the serenity of it all.
(plus) I receive a snippet from the Seattle Times on my i-phone to quickly scan what they think is important on the west side of the state.
I’m with you, Denny. Can’t beat a print newspaper. I can’t eat breakfast without mine. I occasionally read some news on my PC, but for relaxation, getting more of the details, and local news, I love my newspaper.
I have to confess that I have pretty much given up on the news, regardless of the media, paper, digital, or broadcast. For the most part there is no ‘reporting’ the news anymore. Nearly everything comes off as editorials or opinions. Add to that, all of the medias seem to be using the same script but trying to out-do each other by exploiting their views on the same subject, and nearly always tying it to polarized politics. Remember the tabloids that we used to see at the cash register? “I Was Kidnapped By Big Foot Aliens”. I grew up watching people with credibility, something most of the current reporters lost in journalism school. Bring back Walter Cronkite.
AMEN DAN! It is so disappointing to try to get a reasonable resemblance of national/world news. Newsmax and News Nation in our area (DISH) are close.
iPhone. But on Saturday and Sunday morning I’ll set up the MacBook Air and read full screen.
I still enjoy print news and have it home delivered three days a week. Nothing like a nice paper, coffee and a trusty hound dog lying next to me to start my day. But on other days I have to settle for the smart phone.
We still get our paper copy delivered 7 days a week. Much easier to read than on a small screen.
as my husband drives down the road, i will do the doom scroll thing and read him hilarious headlines from google news. some of the headlines pretty much force you to read the story as they seem pretty outrageous!