How much of each day do you devote to obtaining local/national/international new

  1. Perspycacious profile image80
    Perspycaciousposted 3 years ago

    How much of each day do you devote to obtaining local/national/international news and from whom?

    This morning's PBS morning show from American University explored the general decline in what I will call "news attentiveness" since a relatively high benchmark in the 1950-1960 period.  Guests raised a concern that, while news availability is perhaps as good or better than ever before, the interest in news among the age group 18-24 may be at an all-time low except for an interest in the minimum wage, with political and international news being of very little interest to those young adults.  The caution was given that dangers lie ahead of a poorly informed public that is "opting out." Does it?

  2. kbdressman profile image93
    kbdressmanposted 3 years ago

    Yes.  I'm 23.  I understand it's crucial for me to understand what is going on in the world.  However, in the next 4 months I'll apply to medical school, graduate from college, spend 2 weeks volunteering in Guatemala, defend an honors thesis, and get married.  I'm a little busy.  I try to spend a few minutes on google news looking up big events and less skewed articles on the topics that are trending on facebook as time allows, but I definitely don't spend enough time to completely understand what is going on in the world around me on a local, national and global level.

 
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