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Anthropologists study young people’s news habits for AP

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Sparking young people’s interest in the news is a daunting challenge. In an effort to learn more about how young adults
interact with the news, Associated Press commissioned a team of anthropologists
to study the digital news habits of 18 young people (aged 18-34) in
the United States, Britain and India. According to a preview of their report posted
on the Editors Weblog
, their subjects considered news
to be an important source of “social currency” – and wanted to know more about events – but they encountered news reports haphazardly,
mostly through e-mail sources and social networks. The full study is scheduled
to be released in early June at the World Editors Forum in Sweden.

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Newsroom barometer study predicts integrated newsroom

An annual survey of editors around the world conducted by Zogby International and commissioned by the World Editors Forum and Reuters is posted to this site and is signficant because it is yet another indication of the direction newspapers are moving towards.
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Print not dead yet

Rumours that the next generation won’t read print have been greatly exaggerated, says new research from US-based McPheters & Co. The overall consensus of their report is that the younger generation (ages 19-34) is reading more than the older generation (ages 35+). But, curiously, circulation is down. 
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U.S. media nearing “pivot point” — PEJ report

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“In the last year, the trends reshaping journalism didn’t just quicken, they seemed to be nearing a pivot point,” according to the 2007 edition of the annually anticipated report on US news media by the Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ).
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