Title

Exploring New Media Consumption Habits Among College Students and their Influence on Traditional Student Media

Publication Date

9-27-2016

Document Type

Article

Department

Journalism and Mass Communications

Disciplines

Mass Communication | Social Media

Publication Title

College Media Review

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Habit, news consumption, active and passive consumption, students, social media

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