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Study shows workers' reliance on Internet for news

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Redmond, Wash.--A new study indicates workers are relying more on the Internet than other media as a news source during the day.

The study, which was conducted for MSNBC.com by Market Facts Inc., showed that more working adults use online news than traditional offline news for breaking stories during the day.

According to the study, 35% of respondents used the Internet for news and information, surpassing newspapers (25%), magazines (21%), radio (17%), broadcast TV (6%) and cable TV (3%).

The majority of the users surveyed used online news services to seek personally relevant information, such as weather, stock quotes and local news. The three news topics of most importance to the Internet news audience are local news, national news and world news.

--Sean Callahan

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