It's an Online World for Young People and Political News

Seitz, Jonathan
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p10
The author offers opinions on how young people regard journalism, especially coverage of elections and other political news. The influence of comedian Jon Stewart and the television program "The Daily Show" is cited. It is stated that young people get almost all of their news from Internet sources. The author states that young people have little or no trust in information they are presented, making it unclear exactly what they do and do not know.


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