The latest Ofcom report into how British people consume news shows, unsurprisingly, a rise in the numbers using digital devices.
According to its research, some 41% of people say they access news online, inching it ahead of the number who do so through newsprintnewspapers, at 40%. A year ago, the online total was 32% while newspapers were, as now, 40%.
The online news audience, which includes people who use either websites or apps, is also greater than that for radio, which is favoured by 36% (it was 35% last year).
But TV remains the major source of news consumption by far, with 75% of UK adults saying they rely on television to tell them what’s happening. That represents a small decrease since 2013, down from 78%.
Needless to say, it is younger people (aged 16-24) who are responsible for the surge in accessing digital news, with 60% doing so in 2014, up from 44% last year.
NB: The report (full version available in pdf here) uses a variety of data sources.
The primary source was a news survey commissioned by Ofcom and conducted by Kantar Media in March/April 2014 with a sample of 2,731 people across the UK.