Monday, October 09, 2006

Young people and news

Here's a short but illuminating report about an Online News Assocation panel of young people talking about how and where they get news. There's nothing new here, but it's crisp and definitive:

If you want to feel old, ask some young people about how they consume news. An ONA Saturday morning panel featured four “digital natives” ranging from 12 to 20 years old who’ve grown up always living in a technological world. Dale Steinke reports below…

Think RSS feeds, off-beat news links shared among friends via IM, social-networking sites, e-mail alerts and short-form stories. No TV in real-time.
It also makes the point that young people don't seem interested in government and political news. Duh. This is the one finding that doesn't scare me; neither was I when I was 12-20 years old ...
–Howard Weaver

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