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REPORT: How teens think about news?

 IMG_0943 by Shaun Dunmall, licence: CC BY-SA 2.0

Teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media, finds a new report by Data & Society Research Institute. The report studies youth news consumption behavior on mobile and social media. It is based on findings from six exploratory focus groups with 52 teenagers and young adults in the United States.

Three key findings are: (1) The way young people encounter and understand news in their daily lives is rapidly evolving. (2) Most teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media. (3)  Many of today’s news-related attitudes and behaviors among youth can be traced to larger structural changes in the journalism industry.

The report, “How Youth Navigate the News Landscape,” was funded by the Knight Foundation and it can be found here.

Picture: IMG_0943 by Shaun Dunmall, licence: CC BY-SA 2.0

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