According to the research, those who mainly get information through newspapers had more knowledge of politics than those using the Internet or television as their main source of news.
Newspaper readers also participated in political discussions more actively than Internet users and television viewers.
Newspaper-oriented people were relatively older and earned more money than other groups. Those getting information through the Internet usually had high-level academic backgrounds, while television-oriented people were old but their education and income levels were the lowest, according to the survey.
Newspaper readers were also more active in posting comments for online news articles than those who mainly obtain information through the Internet.
Among 10 news sites including portals and major newspaper Web sites, 48 percent of the surveyed, or 409 people, preferred Naver, saying the portal provides the most varied news.
Also hüben wie drüben? Mal zusammenfassen: „Leser von Zeitungen, die zugleich auch Online-Medien lesen, sind besser informiert als ausschließliche Online-Leser“. Hmja. Vielleicht ist Deutschland ja doch nicht so weit von „führenden IT-Nationen“ oder wie das immer heißt entfernt. Hier ist das ja auch so. Oder kenne ich die interessanten, breitband-politischen Blogs noch nicht? Der angekündigte, kommende Bericht „The Rise of Portal News and the Future of News“ wird jedenfalls interessantere Details bieten, hoffentlich.