TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Only 44% Of Americans Learned Of Colorado Shooting Through TV

In another sign of the times, only 44% of Americans learned of the awful shooting in Colorado through TV news, according to a new survey from CJ&N.

Among younger people, the numbers are even more stark. Only 21% of 18-24 year olds learned of the shooting through TV, not much more than Facebook (18%) or word of mouth (also 18%). Older viewers were much more likely to hear of the shooting through TV, as the chart below shows.

Among all Americans (except those 55+), their first destination after hearing about the shooting was national news websites, with younger Americans heading to Facebook next.

More information on the study, here.

Mediabistro Course

Create Quick Video for the Web

Create Quick Video for the WebLearn how to shoot, edit, and encode online video! Starting October 4, write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit film, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Students will get hands-on experience with a Canon HDV camera and Final Cut in this course. Register now!