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How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians

16 October 2018

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The News Study research report presents findings about how a sample of US college students gather information and engage with news in the digital age. Results are included from an online survey of 5,844 respondents and telephone interviews with 37 participants from 11 US colleges and universities selected for their regional, demographic, and red/blue state diversity. A computational analysis was conducted using Twitter data associated with the survey respondents and a Twitter panel of 135,891 ​college-age people. Six recommendations are included for educators, journalists, and librarians working to make students ​effective news consumers. To explore the implications of this study’s findings, concise commentaries from leading thinkers in education, libraries, media research, and journalism are included.

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