News sites gain in popularity

A study by Leuven University has revealed that an increasing number of Flemings are using the internet to keep abreast of the latest news. Among the most highly-educated section of the population, around 30% visits a news website at least once a day. However, this is only 10% among low academic achievers.

Television news has been the biggest victim of the increase in internet use.

The number of graduates that watch the television news at least once a day has fallen by ten percent since 2001.

Meanwhile, the figures for those with low levels of academic achievement have remained more or less the same.

The opposite is true when it comes to radio news.

The newspapers are also suffering.

Just 40% of us now still read a newspaper every day.

This is down from 44% in 2001.

The figures show that Flanders is following the trend in the rest of the developed world and that the internet is becoming an increasingly important source of news.