25 Oct '11, 9am

News popular on tablets but few want to pay: study #AFP

Catching up on news is among the most popular activities for tablet computer owners, but most are not willing to pay for it, according to a study published on Tuesday. The joint study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Economist Group brings unwelcome news for media outlets hoping to bolster flagging print revenue with paid digital news content. Eleven percent of US adults now own a tablet computer such as Apple's iPad or some other device, according to the study. Seventy-seven percent of 1,159 US tablet owners surveyed said they use their tablet every day, spending an average of about 90 minutes on the device. Sixty-seven percent said they use their tablet daily to surf the Web, 54 percent said they use it to send and receive email and 53 percent said they use it to get news. Thirty-nine percent said they use their tablet daily for s...

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