Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

8-2008

Abstract

It has been well documented that college students and young adults are infrequent readers of newspapers. But when they do pick up a paper or surf to a news-oriented Web site, what draws their attention? An analysis of more than 1,500 article summaries prepared by college students over a two-month period shows a special interest in news items that the students feel closeness with or attachment toward, either geographically or psychographically.

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Presentation at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention , August 6-9, 2008, Chicago, IL.

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