A new Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California poll finds that a significant portion of registered voters still get their news from traditional news sources, particularly local news:
The USC/Times poll found that with a welter of new media alternatives available, there was only one source that a majority of registered voters turned to at least daily: local television news. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said they watched their local TV news that often. That gives local stations considerably more reach than the second-most-common news source: local newspapers, in both their print and online versions. About 39% of those surveyed said they routinely turned to the local paper.
Although younger voters turn increasingly to nontraditional media sources, they make a distinction about trustworthiness. Read more