6% of Internet users have paid for news content
54% of internet users who have gotten news online have registered at a news site. Only 6% of internet users have paid for news content (video clips, articles, or news broadcasts). Close to a quarter of online news consumers (23%) have set up personal preferences at a news site to get news alerts. Of those who have done this, the plurality (30%) get headline or general news alerts, Pew Internet & American Life Project says.