Twitter Over?

I met with some undergraduates at Wells College today to talk about journalism. I asked them as many questions as they asked me. A lot of what they told me is not necessarily what we’re being told about the new media audience. For instance, they like magazines, the print kind. None of them Tweet or blog. They want to work for book publishers and write long-form. They don’t use RSS. One of them reads Digg. One reads alternative news sources online, like Alternet. Mostly, they don’t have a lot of time to read, outside of course work. I remember that feeling well — oh wait, I’m that way now. These are students at a small private liberal arts college in rural New York. Not necessarily what a group of NYU students might say. But still, interesting.

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