Exploring New Media Consumption Habits Among College Students and their Influence on Traditional Student Media
Journalism and Mass Communications
College Media Review
This study examines news consumption habits of college students focusing on the factors, purpose and sources of new media consumption. Through a survey of 812 students at a medium-sized Midwestern university, four types of news habits emerged: active, passive, civic engagement, and digital. Students actively seek digital media but consumption of these sources turns passive. New media, including mobile technology, have not completely taken over the news consumption habit of traditional sources.
Habit, news consumption, active and passive consumption, students, social media
Hans K. Meyer, Burton Speakman, and Nisha Garud-Patkar. "Exploring New Media Consumption Habits Among College Students and their Influence on Traditional Student Media" College Media Review (2016).