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Internet will soon be top choice to get news in America as it overtakes newspapers for first time

The rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the internet favourite for people seeking news, a report released today said. News consumption online increased 17 per cent last year from the year before, the project said in its eighth annual State of the News Media survey. Meanwhile, US local, network and cable television news, newspapers, radio and magazines all lost audience last year, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a research organisation that evaluates and studies the performance of the press. Cable news viewership was down 14 per cent last year and, for the first time since the project has been tracking it, dropped for each of the three networks - CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.