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For First Time, More Americans Get News Online Than From Newspapers

"Fully 46 percent of people now say they get news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40 percent) for the first time," the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism reports today in its eighth annual State of the News Media report.

It adds that "only local TV news is a more popular platform in America now (50 percent)."

Other findings from the report:

-- "Nearly half of all Americans (47 percent) now get some form of local news on a mobile device."

-- "The newspaper sector endured another year of revenue and audience declines. Advertising revenues fell by roughly 6.4 percent in 2010 from the year before. Weekday circulation fell 5 percent and Sunday fell 4.5 percent."

-- "Every media sector is losing audience now except online. ... . In 2010 every news platform saw audiences either stall or decline — except for the Web."

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