Good news (sort of): People will pay for content on tablets, except for…

Since tablets are to save the magazine industry, good news for (most) publishers: According to Nielsen, taking just the use of paid content on tablets in Q4 2011, the eyeball counters found that in the US, a majority of tablet owners have already paid for downloaded music (62%), books (58%) and movies (51%).

The problem is news; only 19% said they had ever paid to read news on their tablets.