The future of news
: I had a great time at Kathleen Matthews’ class at Harvard’s Kennedy School yesterday. Before we started, she showed me a survey of her students showing how few go to networks for news. More big-media folks teaching find the same thing:
“None of my kids read a newspaper, none of my students, but they always knew what was going on in the campaign,” Abramson said. “So I was just curious. Why were they so up on everything? They were saying, ‘The Daily Show, The Daily Show.'”
Hunt said he polled his students — “news junkies” — and got a similar result. Only three students watched network television news on a regular basis, but he said 24 of his 28 students watched The Daily Show.