Karen Knapstein
December 9, 2013

A New View


A recent Pew Research Center study confirmed something that most of you probably already knew — the 30 and under crowd doesn’t get news and information the same way that they used to. For one thing, young people are the largest viewership for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, two show that treat news topics as satire — meaning they use humor to criticize the people and events making headlines.

What’s more, 71% of 18-29 year olds say that the internet is their main source of news. A third of people under 30 find out what’s going on in the world from social networks like Twitter or Facebook. But can satirical TV shows and your Facebook friends be trusted to give an unbiased view? And if so, where do you find out what’s up in the word? Vote in the poll and tell us, then leave a comment sharing why. Be sure to include your first name (only), age and state if you’d like your comment to be used on the show. 


20 comments on “A New View

  1. Nicole Torres -HCHS

    Teens spend most of their time on the Internet or on social media. We learn more about the world by scrolling through our newsfeed or surfing the web…

  2. Michelle

    I think that everything has been over the internet. That is why there is so many apps! Everything around us in becoming technology! (:

  3. Taylor

    I think younger kids do get their news from television alot more because that`s what they are tought. Alot of teachers give their children information through televison.

  4. Kaitlyn

    I believe that the internet is the most viewed for news because younger people are more interested in technology, than actual news papers.

  5. tyson -rhodes

    I most of the time get my news from a social networks like Facebook or other friends or family members but also I watch CNN news.

  6. Kayla

    I get most of my information from the internet or tv because it’s faster, easier, free, and readily available. My iPhone just automatically sends news using apps like Pulse and Flipboard from topics I’m interested in. It just makes life simpler than trying to find a newspaper when there is a computer right in front of you. If I want to know more on the topic than that’s what Google is for. Ahhhh Google where would we be without it? :)

  7. This-Person

    I dont learn news from the internet because it doesn’t always tell the truth. So, I get most of my news from the newspaper.


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