As the number of sources for news proliferates on digital platforms, most original reporting still comes from newspapers, television and radio.
95% of stories with fresh information came from “old media” and the vast majority of that from newspapers. Most — about 83% — “simply repeated or repackaged previously published stories”.
Digital-only outlets accounted for just 4% of original pieces of reporting: one report came from a local blog, and the other was breaking news disseminated by a police Twitter feed. “The expanding universe of new media, including blogs, Twitter and local websites – at least in Baltimore – played only a limited role: mainly an alert system and a way to disseminate stories from other places,” the study’s authors write.
Via [Los Angeles Times]