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TV, print still key for news: US study

Published on Mar 18, 2014 7:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Americans might have embraced the latest gadgets but they are still partial to getting at least some of their news the old-fashioned way.

Adults in the United States (US) tend to frequently move from one device or platform to another - television and print newspapers among them - as they follow current events, a survey released on Monday found.

"Americans on average reported that, during the past week, they followed the news using four different devices or technologies," it said.

"The majority of Americans across generations now combine a mix of sources and technologies to get their news each week," said Media Insight Project, an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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