Online News and Online Activism

The Pew Internet and American Life Project released its report on the internet’s role in the 2008 election last week.

As the overall size of the online political news audience has grown, the internet has taken a front-and-center role within the media environment. Among the entire population, the internet is now on par with newspapers as a major source of campaign news — 26% of all adults get most of their election news from the internet, compared with 28% who get their election news from newspapers — although television remains the dominant source of political news in this country.

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