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Digitization has drastically altered the way people access and consume the news. Brookings Institution researchers Elaine C. Karmack and Ashley Gabriele have compiled an insightful list of the “top seven trends in old and new media.” While many people are already aware of the trends, getAbstract finds that the authors’ collected data and thought-provoking questions make this listicle worth the read for digital content providers, newspaper shareholders, journalists and millennials interested in the evolution of news coverage.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What constitutes the “top seven trends in old and new media,”
  • How digitization has affected news distribution, and
  • How millennials’ news consumption differs from other generations.

About the Authors

Elaine C. Kamarck is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Ashley Gabriele is a senior research assistant in the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution.



Each “technological revolution” brings its own set of praise and criticism. The digitization of the news is no different. Pessimists believe citizen knowledge will suffer with the decline of “neutral” news outlets. Optimists, on the other hand, point out that with no “gatekeepers” and with more access...

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