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With Facebook, Blogs, and Fake News, Teens Reject Journalistic ‘Objectivity’

MARCHI Regina
01/01/2012

This article examines the news behaviors and attitudes of teenagers, an understudied demographic in the research on youth and news media. Based on interviews with 61 racially diverse high school students, it discusses how adolescents become informed about current events and why they prefer certain news formats to others. The results reveal changing ways news information is being accessed, new attitudes about what it means to be informed, and a youth preference for opinionated rather than objective news. This does not indicate that young people disregard the basic ideals of professional journalism but, rather, that they desire more authentic renderings of them.

Topic :  Trust  
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Format :    
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Edition :  Journal of Communication Inquiry  
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Country :  United States 
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Language  :  English 
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