Friday, January 30, 2009

Newspapers and Knowledge

PR release for Newspaper Research Journal article that finds more or less the usual thing, that young people have dropped the paper over time. The authors used ANES data from 1948-2004 (which has crappy media items in the cumulative data set, particularly problematic in 1974). Here's an intersting bit from the release:
The researchers conclude that “because young Americans rarely read newspapers anyway, the lack of using [the] medium does not affect their political knowledge.”

Full disclosure: I'm on the editorial board of NRJ.

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