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Internet Ranks Highest for Promoting Political Awareness and Civic Involvement Among Young People

The Internet is the best information source for promoting political awareness and civic engagement among youths aged 14-22, according to findings reported in the June issue of Communication Research. Conversely, a heavy diet of television viewing lowered political awareness. Newspaper consumption among youths heightened political knowledge, but did little to motivate the readers to become

Holiday Suicide Reporting Gets More Accurate

The Media and the Holiday Suicide Myth: Press Reporting of the Link Declines The percentage of stories debunking the holiday-suicide myth has more than doubled since 1999. Based on a review of over 300 stories published over a six-year period there has been a drop in the number of stories in which the holiday-suicide link

Card Playing Trend in Young People Continues

About 2.9 Million Young People Gamble on Cards in Average Week; Increased Use of Internet Gambling Sites Also Observed The results of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s 2005 National Annenberg Risk Survey of Youth (NARSY) indicate that the likelihood that young men will gamble on card games continues to increase. Download the full news release