Where the kids today get their news

Facebook.  Interesting report from Pew looking at the sources different generations rely upon for news.  Here’s the key chart:

 

Among Millennials, Facebook Far Exceeds Any Other Source for Political News

And, looks like plenty of us Gen X’ers, too.   There’s a bunch of sites that I seek out every single day (and you can probably figure out what they are based on my links), but I also come across a bunch of interesting stories that I never otherwise would have because my friends shared them on FB (and lots of ’em end up in Quick Hits).  In fact, I think this very report came up because I started following Pew on FB.

Of course, the more your friends are like you, the more you stay in your news Filter Bubble.  My friends definitely lean left, but far more than that, I think they lean Interesting.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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