Where Do Young Americans Get Their News?

March 25, 2009 | NeW Staff

Where do young people get their news information from? A recent poll reported that 30% of Americans feel that people between the ages of 18-29 actually believe that Comedy shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have adequately replaced television news sources.

If this poll’s results are accurate, that indicates that many truly believe that satire is an appropriate substitute for the news. As I am surrounded by apathetic and ignorant classmates, I fear that this report is dangerously true. Far too many of the nation’s youth are uninformed and honestly would rather seek entertainment than learning about the state of the nation.

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