News is no longer bound to paper, radio and television. According to the Pew Research Center, a 2012 study shows that half of Americans get their news digitally. And that number is only expected to increase in the coming years. Newspaper reading has dropped from 56 percent to 21 percent since 1991 and television and only about a third of those under 30 watch television news. Where does this leave TV news stations, such as Channel 13 Baltimore?
Channel 13 Baltimore is a part of the local CBS network. Baltimore channel 13 broadcasts news daily and updates their website as news happens. Their website contains tabs along the top for every area that channel 13 Baltimore covers with front page news stories changing periodically in the center. The tabs include Channel 13 Baltimore news, sports, health, best of, events, watch and listen (media), traffic, channel 13 Baltimore weather, places, travel, deals, autos and circulars. Clearly, channel 13 news Baltimore MD is prepared for the shift from paper to the web, but should they (and news sources at large) be concerned with the amount of youth news consumption?
According to Pew again, only 28 percent of youths aged 18 to 29 claimed they watched the news regularly. This number is almost half of the report taken in 2006. It seems as if the youth prefers satirical news sources such as the Colbert Report and the Daily Show, seeing as its viewers under 30 are 43 percent and 39 percent , respectively.