Internet papers are emerging as news sources

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Internet newspapers are strengthening their position as Norway’s most important source of news.A majority of the population state that they read two or more online newspapers daily.


Older people read more online newspapers daily than the youngest.Even though the online newspapers are emerging as news sources, subscriptions to newspapers and online newspapers are in seventh place of the most common subscriptions Norwegian households pay for.

This appeared in Deloitte’s annual media survey, which deals with Norwegian consumers’ media habits.The survey was completed for the sixth time this year.

Many say they pay

While online newspapers become an important source of news for Norwegians, payment also increased. 17% said they are willing to pay for online news in 2018, which is 10% more than in 2014.

“It’s actually a pretty big increase, and the willingness to pay in Norway for digital news is generally relatively unique in Europe.The media industry has managed to get the users to start paying” said Joachim Gullaksen, partner in Deloitte Norge.

The respondents stated that payment was greatest for domestic (57%), latest news (53%) and foreign (50%). Health, art, culture,entertainment, and gossip are the items that fewest are willing to pay for.

At the same time, it appears that Norwegians are less active on social media than before. We rely less on content in the social channels, and we like to share and comment less on social media than before

For all age groups,the third most frequent activity on social media is to ”Get News Updates” (54%), after “Sending Messages” (58%),and “Reading Posts from Friends” (66%).

Important for youth

Social media is now the most important source of news for young people between 14 and 20 years old in 2018.

82% of the youngest check social media daily, while 40% of the oldest do the same. 57% report that they detect fake news often or occasionally,but only 16% report it. Half do not rely on content distributed in social media, including news.

“It looks as though we withdraw from active participation in social media,even if we are still there” said Gullaksen.

2,021 Norwegians responded to the online survey in 2018.The survey was conducted by YouGov.


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1 Comment on "Internet papers are emerging as news sources"

  1. THE ARCHOTE OF DEMOCRACY (Bye @mauriciopartyguy)

    “But what is government itself, if not the greatest criticism of human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If men were governed by angels, the government would not need external or internal controls. ” (MADISON, article 51, p.350) extracted Limongi review

    THE REPUBLICS AND THE FACTIONS “The Federalist” n. 10, by James Madison, is considered the most important article in the series. The reason for this celebrity lies in its discussion of the evil of the factions and the ways of facing it. Characterized as the main threat to the fate of popular governments, Madison innovates by arguing that the fate of popular governments does not depend on their elimination, but rather on finding ways to counteract its effects.

    The diversity of beliefs, opinions and distribution of property stems from the freedom of men to have their own rights. Protecting men’s right to self-determination, or their freedom, is the primary goal of governments. If factions are inevitable, the problem is to prevent one of the different interests present in society from controlling power with a view to promoting its objectives exclusively. The principle of majority voting, a fundamental rule of popular governments, is a threat to the rights of minority factions. Most apply the principle of the natural tendency to abuse of power when it does not find brakes in front of itself. (Rolf Amaro – Review).

    From the independent Journal of New York to our days the work of journalists is and should be the presumption that men are not angels as already said by Madison, so journalistic work as well as investigative work must presuppose the sovereignty and defense of those who do not has access and / or means to defend himself or herself as a group or person and has a business, political or armed interest. In the pursuit of the truth of a people, nation or lifestyle and society.

    Thus making ARCHOTE and even a certain extension of truth defenders of democracy bringing the light of truth that could be subjected to political maneuvers, individual and group interests.

    Revealing the social facets that societies sometimes try to hide Water Gate, Vietnam, 2 wars, Guantanamo, Monica Lewinsky, abuse of authority via sexual misconduct, the fall of Berlin’s punch, arrival on the moon, depression, the furniture bubble USA, the horrors of modern wars and all sorts of humanitarian crimes beyond the great natural tragedies, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.

    · The Moon Landing 1969

    · Watergate 1971 (The New York Times) t

    · The Fail of All (Berlin)

    · Monica Lewinsky (case) 1998

    · The Mobiliary Fload 2008

    · The Broken Email 2016

    · The Corruption in Brazil – Lava Jato (2009)

    So President Trump and so many other President around the world is not only relevant and relevant, but we must also treat it with respect not only to what they work but also to the essential role it exercises in free and sovereign modern democracy and It is fundamental that it should continue to have respect, dignity and also be exercised with truth, impartiality and not to the monopoly also the great companies that use to make social maneuvers and to intervene politically to continue making profit and manipulating reality, but as a torch of real times with real men living real situations that have to be denounced, demonstrated and evidenced by Journalists who have Credibility, sincerity and, above all, Commitment to Truth.

    Then through this humble essay, but true to my view of his person and of so many others who are in power, the necessary sobriety that makes it necessary in an irreducible way to be present within any society that is said to be democratic, sovereign and free stand up to Respect the role of journalism in the issues and the relevant and essential character of this profession within modern societies and democratic spirit.

    Mauricio José da Silva – Social Work

    Cybermdusa- TV / STORE


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