"In 2009, Fox surpassed CNN as the cable news outlet that spends the most money each year. In 2012, the channel was estimated by SNL Kagan to spend $820 million—on everything from salaries for on-air talent to maintaining bureaus and keeping the lights on. That spending was up 11% from 2011 levels, according to Kagan data. CNN was estimated to spend $682 million on news gathering in 2012, and MSNBC, which draws partially upon the resources of parent NBC News, $240 million."
— 5 Facts about Fox News
"60% of Fox News viewers describe themselves as conservative, compared with 23% who say they are moderate and 10% who are liberal. By contrast, the ideological makeup of CNN viewers (32% conservative, 30% moderate, 30% liberal) and MSNBC viewers (32% conservative, 23% moderate, 36% liberal) is far more mixed."
— 5 Facts About Fox News
If not, you’re in good company.
From a newspaper? Television? The radio? From a digital source, like social media or a news site? Perhaps all of the above.
In 2012, 39% of respondents got news online or from a mobile device “yesterday,” (the day before they participated in the survey) up from 34% in 2010.
Though “traditional” media may be declining as a primary source for news, online news has been on an incline since 2006. A further breakdown shows that 19% of respondents got news from social media and 16% did so from e-mail, while 8% said they’d listened to a podcast.
More digital developments from the State of the News Media report: http://pewrsr.ch/114ozuY