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YouSpeak: Got News?

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In our weekly feature, “YouSpeak,” we ask students to answer a single question. There’s no doubt that the internet and social media are radically changing the way many Americans get their news. A study last spring revealed that newspaper circulation had dropped an average of 8.7 percent, part of an ongoing downward trend. At the same time, the popularity of mock news programs, such as Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, has soared, particularly on college campuses.

So this week we ask: “How do you get your news?”

YouSpeak” appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question we should ask, post it in the comments section below.

John O’Rourke can be reached at orourkej@bu.edu. Nicolae Ciorogan can be reached at ciorogan@bu.edu.


2 Comments on YouSpeak: Got News?

  • Jordan on 10.13.2010 at 3:11 pm

    News Source

    I wish I heard even one person talk about NPR on there. No one ever thinks radio or even their online/iPhone locals. Yet NPR is arguably the most informative and unbiased news in America. It just tells you what’s going on out there, unlike the tv networks. Clearly NPR is my choice.

  • Anonymous on 10.14.2010 at 6:46 am


    NPR rocks! I get it on the car radio and online; great news, less spin, more varied perspective. I also partake of a daily dose of NY Times on line. Less paper to recycle and I like the glowing pictures!

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