With the print newspaper lost customers every day, people find other choices to stay up to date with their news. The newspaper sales reached its peak in 1970 when around 62 million newspapers were sold in the country every day. However, with populations in the US increase, sales of newspapers is not appropriate. It is estimated that around 55 million newspapers are sold every day.
In the 1920s, the average newspaper bought per household peaked at 1.3. In the 1970s, the number began to dip down 1 paper per home. In 2000, the number fell to 53 newspapers per household.
One reason is that people don’t read as much as they do. People seem to be busier than ever and don’t take the time to read again.
Many replace their news habits by watching the big news of three networks and cable news programs in the newspaper. With so many choices on TV news, there seems to be a news station for every taste.
While many adults “older” still prefer newspapers, “young” adults seem to prefer to get their news from the internet. TV news is still the most accessed news source, but the internet quickly becomes a favorite news source, especially in the form of news blogs, news portals, and online newspapers.
Online news gained popularity every day. Almost every major newspaper has an online newspaper version. Pioneers such as Mike Drudge have led in independent news providers. And there are many news blogs throughout the web.
Part of what makes news blogs so popular is that they can be used as RSS feeds. It allows news feeds to be used on other blogs throughout the web and also allows news feed to be read by many more viewers. People also like news blogs because you can leave comments and this creates a dialogue about stories that are a great way to feel like you are part of the story.
Even though the newspaper might be a decline, it does not mean that people have stopped reading the news, only where they read their news. So it looks like if you don’t get your news online, you might be in a minority immediately.