67% of tech journalists cite blogs as their sources
When asked: Has social media impacted your stories or the way you cover news?, 40% of tech journalists told Fusion PR yes with 10% of respondents selecting I feel as if I have a new job now. 78% of tech journalists read blogs. A plurality of 49% read just 1-3 blogs and most consult blogs several times a day. 31% regard bloggers as credible sources. 35% maintain their own blog. 67% cite blogs in their articles. Search engines were the top ranked means for researching companies and trends. Most prefer to get information from companies or agencies via email, with relatively few rating RSS as important.