Sources Of News, 2012-2016 [CHART]

18-24-year olds have used the internet as its primary source for news for several years but now they cite “social media” as their primary source of news, with that channel overtaking television for the first time, according to a study by The Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

The study, in its fifth year, examined consumers of news and information around the world for its Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2016. [PDF]

Since 2013, the number of people in the US who say they get their news from social media has doubled—46 percent now use social media for news:

Sources Of News, 2012-2016 [CHART]

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