What Content are Readers Getting Online?

A new report from Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 31% of Americans regularly get news online. A few big players dominate the online news market. Nielsen//NetRatings data for June 2006 show that Yahoo News was the top online destination for current events and global news, with a unique audience of 27.4 million visitors. MSNBC.com followed, with a unique audience of nearly 24.1 million, and CNN.com drew a unique audience of 22.8 million. When people conduct a news search on Yahoo News, AOL News or Google News, they often find recent and relevant press releases along with articles from thousands of other news sources.