Are you here for news? Most people are.
I’m looking over details of the Pew Research out today that finds more people get their news from the Internet and television than from newspapers or radio. A huge majority, three-fourths, first hear about news from e-mail updates and social media sites.
Score one for social media.
I spend most of my day online. Twitter has become a more instant source of sharing information than my first love – radio. That’s where I spend my mornings from 5:00 to 9:00 co-hosting the news with Gregg Hersholt on 97.3 KIRO FM.
The most interesting part of the study, for me, is that 37 percent say they have participated in the news by commenting on stories online or sharing news through Facebook and Twitter. Interaction is what makes social media exciting; it’s what makes radio fun too. If you have ideas about how Seattle’s Morning News could become more interactive, let me know.
Incidentally the most common news item searched for online: the weather. Eighty-one percent go online to get the forecast.
So here it is, the 5 day forecast from our new TV partner, KING 5: