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Thirty-eight percent of Canadian newsrooms and freelance journalist are now hooked up to the Internet, a recent survey shows. Among news organizations, 48% of broadcasters, 44% of daily newspapers, and 35% of trade magazines are connected to the Net. Of those not yet connected, 56% per cent expect to be within the next 12 months.
The survey of nearly 200 journalists was jointly conducted by the Toronto offices of Ernst & Young and Canada NewsWire, Ltd. (See box, next page.) The research was designed to determine which journalists are using the Internet, where the Net is taking them, and when they will be entering the on-ramp.
The survey shows that reporters are not …