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Study: Young People Claim Internet as Main News Source

Kids (and adults) these days. According to a new study from Pew Research Center, the majority of young Americans — a whopping 71 percent of people ages 18 to 29 —say the Internet is their number one news source. TV was the runner-up, at 55 percent. Only 22 percent of young people said the good old fashioned newspaper was their main news center.

For those of us who are fat and old (30 to 49), the Internet is tied with TV as our main source of news, at 63 percent. Oddly enough, radio comes in second for this group, at 27 percent. Radio is followed by newspapers, at a lowly 18 percent.

While you’re busy cursing the young and old for abandoning newspapers, here are some other highlights from the report:

  • Overall, TV is still the clear winner; 69 percent of the general public say it’s their main source of news.
  • Last year, 19 of Americans reported viewing a news story on a social network “yesterday.” That’s more than double the nine percent who had reported doing so in 2010.
  • 65 percent of those who claim the Internet as their main news source say news organizations are politically biased.

[Image: Pew Research Center]

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Reportedly Most Searched Media Personality

New York based-Zeta Interactive has once again compiled its annual Most Buzzed Report of the media personalities who generate the intense online traffic. Using keywords and phrases online and on social media sites, FishbowlNY has learned exclusively that Anderson Cooper is number one. Cooper, already an established prime time star at CNN, started a daytime syndicated talk show in September.

The additional workload may be a major reason why Cooper saw huge gains in this year’s Zeta report, up from ninth place in 2010.

The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart is as steady as ever, holding at number two for the second straight year.

Zeta Interactive CEO Al DiGuido says his company uses a specific algorithm to create the report.

“It basically kind of jogs the most often used word,” DiGuido says.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Breaking: Jim Watkins Fired From WPIX, September 30
  2. Jill Nicolini Welcomed in Her WNYW Debut, October 3
  3. With Jim Watkins Out at WPIX, Kaity Tong Takes Weekends, September 30
  4. Fortune Lists 50 Most Popular Women in Business, September 30
  5. WABC/Channel 7 Moves on Without Gil Noble, Like It Is, October 3
  6. The Economist to Host a Trivia Night, October 3
  7. Michael Wolff is Not Being Fired After All, October 4
  8. An Addition to the WCBS/Channel 2 Weather Team, October 4

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. TV Personality Jill Nicolini (left) Begins at WNYW on Monday, September 27
  2. Latest New Yorker Cover Puts Tourists in Their Place, September 28
  3. Conde´ Nast Adds More Magazine Themed Restaurants, September 26
  4. WNET/MetroFocus Reporter Calls Arrest at Occupy Wall Street Protest ‘Pretty Terrifying,’ September 27
  5. Time Inc. Rumors Kick Up Four Names, September 27 
  6. Hearst Launches New Magazine with HGTV, September 26
  7. WABC/Channel 7 Unveils New Studio, September 26
  8. Bloomberg View Executive Editor Abruptly Quits, September 28

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. October Issue of Playboy Price is 60 Cents, September 13
  2. Surprise: Americans Don’t Use The Internet for News, September 12
  3. Former Jets Player, Analyst Sam DeLuca, September 14
  4. The New York Times Launches First Country Specific Site, September 9
  5. New York’s Design Director Moves to Vanity Fair, September 14
  6. Toure Lights Up the Twittersphere with a Debate on Tipping? September 12
  7. Sam Sifton Named Editor at The New York TimesSeptember 13
  8. WNYW Anchor Rosanna Scotto Gets Emotional Celebrating 25th Wedding Anniversary, September 13

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Time Joins Tumblr, Sept. 6
  2. Traffic Reporter Jill Nicolini Leaves WPIX, Heads for WNYW (left), Sept. 2
  3. News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Rich Hoffman Curses On Air, Rips Station, Sept. 2
  4. Simplistic Lady Gaga Featured on Harper’s Bazaar, Sept. 7
  5. Covering 9/11 ‘Heart Wrenching’ and ’Nightmare’ for WPIX Morning Anchor Sukanya Krishnan, Sept. 6
  6. Two WSJ Veterans Leave for New York Times, Sept. 6
  7. Catching Up with Former Channel 9/WWOR Weatherman Lloyd Lindsay Young, Sept. 6
  8. Former Governor David Paterson Gets a ‘Surprise’ as WOR Afternoon Host, Sept. 2
  9. Back to WCBS, Chris Wragge Co-Anchors 6 p.m. Newscast, Sept. 7
  10. Recently Retired WABC/Channel 7 Sports Anchor Scott Clark ‘Felt Very Strongly’ About Wearing Officers’ Badges After 9/11, Sept. 5

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Hot 97′s Miss Info Among New York Observer Top 50 Media Bachelorettes

As we reported earlier in the week, The New York Observer has compiled a list of the 50 most eligible bachelorettes in media. 

Hot 97/WQHT’s Miss Info (a.k.a. Minya Oh). who hosts the Celebrity Drama Report, made the list.

“Not only is Miss Info the definitive source of celebrity news on-air for New Yorkers, she’s also a [trailblazer] in social media,” commented Lin Dai, VP of digital programming for Hot 97, “Over half a million people tune in to her monthly online to learn the latest in the world of celebrity and entertainment. We are extremely excited for her to receive such a prestigious recognition.”

To make the survey, the women must be held in specific regard within the media world, where Miss Info has continuously made her mark by spreading celebrity info & news on WQHT.

The one-time editor is also spreads news as a hip hop blogger.

Other “power bachelorettes” after the jump

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Fred Imus, Brother of Don Imus, Dies at 69, August 8
  2. Conde Nast Sued for $10 Million Over Vanity Fair Piece, August 9 
  3. Newsweek Keeps The Odd Covers Coming, August 8
  4. The New Yorker‘s Bin Laden Story Comes Under Fire, August 8
  5. Wired Raising its Rate Base, August 5
  6. Gil Noble, Like It Is Host, Hospitalized After Stroke, August 9

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow Goes Topless for Vanity Fair, July 1
  2. Longtime WINS Traffic Reporter  Steps Away After 20 YearsJeff McKay, July 1  
  3. The New York Observer Lists “Power Couples,” July 6
  4. One-Time New York Anchor Fired in ChicagoSteve Bartelstein, July 5
  5. Justin Bieber Vanity Fair: On Pace to Be the Worst-Selling Issue in 12 Years, July 5
  6. WNET Takes Over Programming of New Jersey Network, July 1
  7. Ashton Kutcher vs. the Village Voice, July 1
  8. New York Post Fires Reporter Over Leaks, July 1

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Does Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone Piece on Michele Bachmann Qualify for Plagiarism? June 24
  2. Tina Brown Speaks Out on Creepy Princess Diana Newsweek Cover, June 29
  3. Latest Newsweek Features Creepy Princess Diana Newsweek Cover, June 28
  4. Village Voice Staffers Set to Strike, Launch Alternative Site, June 28 
  5. The New York Post Didn’t Think Gay Marriage Bill Was Important, June 27
  6. Bruce Headlam on The Daily Show, June 24
  7. Merlin Media Moves Closer to Potential WRXP Flip, Names Walter Sabo COO, June 27 
  8. New York Wants Us All to Know When Frank Rich Debuts, June 27
  9. Esquire Sued for Over $100 Million Because of Satirical Article, June 29
  10. Life at The New York Observer: Treat Trump Kindly, June 27

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