Less than a decade ago, just reading the news on a mobile phone was revolutionary. Times have changed. As social media, messaging apps and virtual reality rise, the ways people consume media are evolving – and youth are leading the way. Knight Foundation researchers Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart and Claire Fontaine explore how young people experience news in 2017. For those familiar with media trends, the report may retread known ground, but nuggets of new information nevertheless make this a worthy read. getAbstract recommends this to marketers targeting a younger crowd.
In this summary, you will learn
- How technological advances and the rise of user-generated content affect how young people experience news,
- What teenagers and young adults think about the media’s accuracy and objectivity, and
- How youth verify facts within a glut of social media–powered information in 2017.
About the Authors
Mary Madden, Amanda Lenhart and Claire Fontaine are researchers who specialize in youth and technology.
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