Millennial assessment of credibility among news sources




Phinney, Jayna

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With so many types of news sources available on the Web, this study sought to examine where those in the millennial generation are turning for credible news and how they are assessing the credibility of that news. A total of 207 participants were asked to use the Web as they would naturally to find news information about a given topic. They were asked to print out a source that they deemed credible, and then complete a questionnaire about their news source and their news consuming habits. The majority of participants turned to the websites of traditional news media sources for information. When evaluating the credibility of their source, participants valued from most to least: type of source, organization of the information, type of information, depth of information, reputation, and presentation. No correlations were found between credibility scores and the frequency of news consumption.



credibility, news, millennial, news consumption