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Tuned Out Why Americans under 40 Don't Follow the News

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ISBN-10: 0195161416

ISBN-13: 9780195161410

Edition: 2004

Authors: David T. Z. Mindich

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At a rate never before seen in American history, young adults are abandoning traditional news media. Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News examines the reasons behind this problem and its consequences for American society. Author David T. Z. Mindich speaks directly to young people to discover why some tune in while others tune out--and how America might help them tune back in. Based on discussions with young adults from across the United States, Mindich investigates the decline in news consumption over the past four decades. In 1972, 74% of Americans in their mid-30s said they read a newspaper every day. Today, fewer than 28% do so. The average viewer age at CNN is…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A former assignment editor for CNN, DAVID MINDICH has also written for the Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and New York Newsday.

A Generational Shift
How Tuned Out Are They?
Talking with Young People I: Striptease News and the Shifting Balance Between Need and Want
Talking with Young People II: Who Follows the News and Why
Television, the Internet, and the Eclipse of the Local
The Decline of General News and the Deliberative Body
Conclusion: How to Tune Back In
People Surveyed or Interviewed for This Project, 2001-2003
Format of the Standard Interview
Responses to Questions 11-21