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Feb 22, 2014

Evolution Of News Media And Social Media - infographic

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Evolution Of News Media And Social Media - infographic
From wire services to global media, emergent social channels are changing the face of journalism. The infogrpahic below designed by University of Florida Online, takes a closer look at the recent history in the news industry and track the development of social media's rise as powerful new platform for journalism.

Some key takeaways are:
In 2012 there were total 2.4 billion internet users, while 1.4 Billion of those users were using social networking sites.
Almost 50 percent of people regularly or occasionally hear about a breaking news story from social media before it appears on any official news sources.
Surprisingly 18.7 percent of people still get their news from the radio.
The internet dominates the news market, with more than 64% of users going to official sites like CNN and HuffingtonPost to get their latest news.
The future of news is emergent and collaborative, with consumers becoming creators and curators - the next level in citizen journalism.
Evolution Of News Media And Social Media - infographic
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