Young Americans Turn Off the News

Young America's fascination with world news didn't last long after the universal obsession following the attacks of Sept. 11. On June 3, we reported on a study from the
Project for Excellence in Journalism that showed network news was quickly returning to fluff. A Pew Research Center survey now reports that the number of Americans following
international news has risen from 14 percent in 2000 to 21 percent in 2002. But survey respondents under 25 are increasingly ignoring the news. Thirty-seven percent say they have
consumed no news, either from TV, newspapers or radio, in the previous day. Only 26 percent of those under 30 had read a newspaper in the previous day. For more information on the
survey, see