During the past decade, the Internet has become an important news source for most Americans.
According to a study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, as of January 2010, nearly 61 percent of Americans got at least some of their news online in a typical day.
This increased reliance on the Internet as a source of news has coincided with declining profits in the traditional media and the shuttering of newsrooms in communities across the country.
Some commentators look at this confluence of events and assert that, in this case, correlation equals causation — the Internet is harming the news business.
Via Robin Good