Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How youth navigate the news landscape..Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart and Claire Fontaine

How youth navigate the news landscape..Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart and Claire Fontaine


Today’s young news consumers face a dizzying array of options for getting their news. While their parents’ generation relied on print media, television and radio, teens and young adults now have an ever-expanding suite of platforms to supplement those traditional formats; news and magazine websites, blogs, social media, messaging apps, text alerts, online video, GIFs, emojis and even virtual reality experiences may play a role in how today’s youth engage with the news. Less than a decade ago, simply getting any kind of news on a mobile device was considered a leading-edge activity. 


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