Only 7 of top 20 news domains belong to newspapers

Seven of the top 20 news Web sites or groups in the U.S. during June were affiliated with newspapers, according to audience statistics from Nielsen//NetRatings. The top sites in Nielsen//NetRatings’ Current Events & Global News category were CNN, Yahoo! News, MSNBC, AOL News & Weather, and Gannett Newspapers (excluding USA Today). Three individual newspaper sites were in the top 20:, and Newspaper chains on the list included Gannett Co. Inc., Knight Ridder, The New York Times Co., Tribune Co., and Hearst Corp.