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Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News

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At a rate never before seen in American history, young adults are abandoning serious news. Exploring the reasons behind the problem and the consequences to American society, David T.Z. Mindich speaks directly to young people to discover why some tune in while others tune out.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 13th 2004)
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This is one of those book titles that either shocks, or makes you nod your head as you think, “Tell me something I don’t already know.” However you slice and dice it, this quick and engaging read is bound to surprise even the most curmudgeonly of readers and newshounds. Mindich, Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Saint Michael’s College, tracks data going back the past forty-some years to effectively show that news reader- and viewership is at historic lows – even with t ...more
Eh. This book was mediocre, at best in my opinion. I think everyone knows why not too many young folk watch the news, and this book is just redundant. Also I think Mindich is biased as well- he never mentions FOX or the Wall Street Journal. It's all about MSNBC and the New York Times. I read this as a part of a course, and I'm glad it's over.
Thank you Dr. Jackson and the Public and the Media Course. Thanks to this wake-up call I now read the newspaper religiously each morning with a steaming cup of black coffee.
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avid Mindich is a professor of media studies, journalism & digital arts. He has been at Saint Michael's College since 1996 and has served nine of those years as chair, ending in 2012.

Before coming to St. Michael's, Mindich worked as an assignment editor for CNN and earned a doctorate in American Studies from New York University. He has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, New York Mag
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