Thursday, August 09, 2007 media

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released new research today that says that people who get the majority of their news from the Internet are growing increasingly disdainful of the mainstream media.

Pew categorizes one-fourth of the American population as "the Internet news audience." They are younger, wealthier and better educated than the rest of the population, suggesting that this is a generational change that requires some attention.

According to the research, the press lacks empathy, does not "stand up for America" enough and is too politically biased, with these viewpoints strongly influenced by political partisanship: more Republicans than Democrats, for example, think the press is too critical of America.

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