ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Early findings are shared from our national survey this spring of U.S. high school and college
students and their news consumption practices. At a time when the American news media diet
is increasingly drawn from Facebook feeds and Google searches, our survey collected data about
how today’s students: (1) define what constitutes “news,” (2) interact with news when using
social media networks, and (3) determine the authority and credibility of news content when
authorship is often oblique and collaborative.