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More Italian readers gather news from Internet

Daily papers suffering losses in earnings and advertising

18 April, 16:20
More Italian readers gather news from Internet (ANSA) - Rome, April 18 - Online news readership shot up 50% between 2009-2011, said a report by the Italian newspaper publishers association FIEG on Wednesday.

In 2011, six million readers preferred to glean their news from papers' Web editions as compared to four million in 2009.

Daily newspapers still garner 22 million readers, while weekly magazines tally in at 33 million, but dailies suffered a 2.2% drop in earnings and 5.7% drop in advertising.

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