Americans Say News Still Fit For Print, Distrust Blogs
"People are looking online for news and lifestyle information, but they are not abandoning their print editions," stated Rosen Group Founder and President Lori Rosen. "There is still a certain satisfaction and ease to holding printed text in your hands, and PDAs or PCs will not replace this just yet."
As an example, Rosen cited the fact that nearly 60% of respondents do not consider information found on blogs to be "credible."
Other findings include the fact that nearly 80% of Americans still subscribe to magazines, while 83% consider daily newspapers to still be relevant.
Despite a pronounced move toward online news consumption, respondents still believe news is fit to print. When asked if newspapers and magazines will exist in 10 years, nearly half of those surveyed (45%) said yes, while 40% remained uncertain.