How the connected generation gets its news

byIJNet
Apr 11, 2014 in Journalism Basics

Millennials' trust of media, how mobile is changing newsgathering and delivery, and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:

Millennials trust user-generated content 50 percent more than other media

The results of new research by marketing startup Crowdtap and the global research company Ipsos shed new light on how the connected generation gets its news. When it comes to trust, it turns out, millennials almost always choose their peers over professionals. (Mashable, 4/9)

Futures lab update #54: how mobile is changing news gathering and delivery

Smartphones and tablets have now surpassed computers as the primary way many audiences are accessing online news. (PBS Media Shift, 4/9)

Miami Herald protests new 'culture of censorship' at Guantanamo

The Miami Herald’s top editor called on the Department of Defense to withdraw new media restrictions at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, and blasted the 13-year-old facility's growing “culture of censorship,” according to a letter obtained by The Huffington Post. (Huffington Post, 4/9)

Vox takes melding of journalism and technology to a new level

Ask Ezra Klein what prompted him to leave a high-profile position at The Washington Post to start a new website, and the answer is a little wonkish, even for the founder of the newspaper’s Wonkblog, a mix of politics, economics and domestic policy that had become must reading in the Beltway. (New York Times, 4/6)

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