The first chapter deals with the reading of newspapers and the demographic of who reads. Throughout this chapter there is a ton of data that bring to light that there has been a sharp decline in the reading of the newspaper in general. It is shown that back in the 20’s- mid 90’s, most people were reading the newspaper less everyday (13). During the newspaper heyday many people read one to two papers a day to get their information and entail created a daily routine in there life. This routine has since stopped and have led many to wonder where all the read...
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...k I am unable to find time to make it to the polls, but I often view myself as a person knowing what is and has happened. I was ready to see how little the youth knew about the current events but I was shocked to see just how little people knew. This was somewhat troubling. A point that the author really needed to shine light on is the fact that the youth were able to show that they knew more about controversial topics. I think this speaks directly to the lack of people watching the news. Old people will always watch the news but their station choice might decide not to show a controversial topic in an attempt to not offend and or loss an audience member. These controversial topics are very interesting and most people will go out of their way to know more about it, call it more entertaining or in better words more interesting than the current format of news delivery.
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