March 13, 2006

Minutes Online News Users Spent Reading Print Newspapers

Minutes Reading Newspapers Offline 2003 Minutes Reading Newspapers Offline 2005
Light Users 148 138
Medium Users 164 159
Heavy Users 184 185

Getting news online does not correlate to people necessarily giving up on reading newspapers in print. This may offer some consolation for newspapers worried that online users are simply substituting the Internet.

Online news users are those who get news online at least one minute per week. Light use is under 60 minutes a week, medium is 60 to 119 minutes, heavy is 120 minutes or more.