Millennial assessment of credibility among news sources

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Title: Millennial assessment of credibility among news sources
Author: Phinney, Jayna
Abstract: With so many types of news sources available on the Web , this study sought to examine where those in the millennial generation are turning for credible news and how they are assessing the credibility of that news . A total of 207 participants were asked to use the Web as they would naturally to find news information about a given topic . They were asked to print out a source that they deemed credible , and then complete a questionnaire about their news source and their news consuming habits . The majority of participants turned to the websites of traditional news media sources for information . When evaluating the credibility of their source , participants valued from most to least : type of source , organization of the information , type of information , depth of information , reputation , and presentation . No correlations were found between credibility scores and the frequency of news consumption .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /30003
Date: 2012-05-12


Phinney, Jayna Millennial assessment of credibility among news sources. Master's thesis, Angelo State University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 .1 /30003 .

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