Millennials Want Their Political News from Newspapers


So maybe the old Gray Lady and her pals have some life in them yet: According to a new study from the Harvard University Institute of Politics, 49 percent of the 3,018 18-to-29-year-olds surveyed (and a whopping 60 percent of college students) said that national newspapers were their preferred source of political news. While researchers failed to differentiate between the print and online versions of said papers, it’s certainly a vote of confidence in these long-established brands. And now for the troubling side of the findings: The other “news sources” ranked as follows: friends’ Facebook pages (35 percent), official Facebook pages (29 percent), partisan blogs (22 percent), mobile alerts (19 percent), friends’ Twitter feeds (17 percent), and official Twitter feeds (16 percent). Are we the only ones curious as to where two of our political news standbys — The Daily Show and The Colbert Report — would land on this list? [via soupsoup]