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How Do College Students Engage with the News?

As librarians, we are always looking for ways to promote Information Literacy on our campus.  Over the summer, we were given permission to administer a survey to determine how our students are accessing, consuming, and engaging with the news.  The survey was developed by Project Information Literacy (PIL) and it will allow us to compare our students' responses with those collected in a national survey of college students last year.   We think it will be a good self-awareness exercise for our students. 

During the month of September, we have been administering the survey to our first year students in the WRIT 1101 classes but it would be wonderful to be able to collect responses from other students as well.  Might this be something you would be interested in helping us circulate?  If so, here is the link to the survey: https://ben.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41Rl2WKFiLhd9Vr .  

Also, here is a summary of a similar PIL news study: https://www.projectinfolit.org/uploads/2/7/5/4/27541717/newsexecutivesummary.pdf

We will share the analysis of the survey results sometime next semester.

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