Students Prefer Printed College Newspapers over Online

From the Making Sense of News blog at Poynter.org

Students have returned to college campuses armed with laptops, smart phones and countless other electronic gadgets. Yet most still turn to a print newspaper for their campus news.

The printed versions of college newspapers continue to thrive, with students grabbing copies as they go from one class to another. It’s not unusual to see students reading about the latest campus news while eating a quick lunch or taking a break on the lawn.

The article goes on to describe how although students are arriving at university with smart phone devices students are choosing, if readily accessable and free, to use the print product instead of the website with website traffic being significantly smaller than the print circulation of the newspapers.

Full article is here

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