About 69% of US teens get their news from the radio. this has been deduced from a 2022 Statistica survey of US Gen Zs, of which 31% said they never get their news from the radio. The table below outlines the frequency at which Gen Zs consume news from the radio

Daily A few times per week Once per week A few times per month Once per month Less than once per month Never
17% 17% 8% 8% 6% 13% 31%

How many teens watch the news?

According to Statistica’s 2022 study, 61% of teens watch network news, and 54% watch cable news.

How many teens read the newspaper?

47% of teens read the paper, but they don’t do it often.  Interestingly 53% of teens never read newspapers. The table below shows us the frequency by which teens read newspapers.

Daily A few times per week Once per week A few times per month Once per month Less than once per month Never
5% 4% 9% 6% 6% 17% 53%

Why do teens struggle with fake news?

Teens are often the target of fake news. This type of news is designed to trick people into believing something that isn’t true. It can be hard for teens to tell the difference between real news and fake news. This is because they are more likely to consume their news from social media. Since anyone can publish content on social media, it’s more susceptible to propagating fake news.

What do teens care about in current news?

Despite the abundance of ways to consume news, a 2007 Pew Research Center for the People and the Press study found that teens care about pop culture news.

A 2013 survey by the website Outbrain provides additional context for the issue. Mass murder occurred in Syria in August 2013, and there was talk of potential American intervention. Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke performed together at the MTV Music Awards in the same month. It was the “twerk” that was observed and discussed all over the world. Even though the situation in Syria was much more urgent and significant, Miley seemed to be the topic of conversation more often. This was supported by the September Outbrain survey, which found that Americans read 12 times more web pages about Miley Cyrus’ twerking than they did about Syria.

How do media and news affect teens?

Teenagers might be subjected to intentional and direct media influence. For instance, advertising frequently targets kids and teenagers. This indicates that brands and images are increasingly important to kids and teenagers. The media might also have an indirect impact. For instance, this might refer to sexualized photographs and content on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. Additionally, it could feature graphic language and violent images in some song lyrics and news reports, documentaries, and video games. Teenagers exposed to this kind of media influence may believe that particular behaviors and appearances are “normal”, thus slowly pushing the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable into the absurd.

On the other hand, teenagers can better understand their surroundings by keeping up with current events through the news. Teenagers might not see the importance of knowing and comprehending current events. Still, they may create their own opinions on subjects and be informed voters come election time by reading or watching the news.