The college students in "Millennials and News: How young people consume news" were in Paula Poindexter’s Journalism, Society, and the Citizen Journalist class in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. Poindexter is working to build news literacy among millennials, the generation born in the 1980s and 1990s.
In her new book, "Millennials, News, and Social Media: Is News Engagement a Thing of the Past?" (Peter Lang Publishing), Poindexter explains why news lacks importance in the lives of millennials and what can be done before millennials turn away from news for good.
"The news media, journalism schools and all stakeholders who care about having an informed society in the future must get involved if we are to avoid becoming a nation of news illiterates," Poindexter said.
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