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.
Rosenberry, Jack, "What ARE they reading? News selections by college students" (2008). Media and Communication Faculty Publications. Paper 6.
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