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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:22 PM
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Young Americans Drop Newspapers, Get News Elsewhere
Edited on Wed Aug-09-06 11:33 PM by cal04
Young Americans Drop Newspapers, Get News Elsewhere, Poll Says
Sarah Greenberg illustrates the problem newspapers have in retaining readers, especially young ones.

The 24-year-old law student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock let her Wall Street Journal subscription lapse after the papers piled up unread on her porch and rarely checks the local Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. She gets most of her news from local television or Internet sites such as CNN and MSNBC, and then ``only if something catches my attention.''

Other young people show similar behavior, according to a Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll on the pop culture and entertainment habits of young people in the U.S. Just 9 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 and 17 percent of young adults aged 18 to 24 in the survey said they read a newspaper for current events.

By contrast, 28 percent of the teens and 38 percent of the young adults surveyed said they got their news from local television. That was the most popular source of news for young adults and the second most popular for teens after ``talking with friends and family.''

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=adK...
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 11:27 PM
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1. Local television?
Pittsbughs local news stations are a joke.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:46 AM
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2. So are the Los Angeles local news stations.
I cannot stand to watch them.
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