5.04.2005

Tuned Out



Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Don't Follow the News by David T.Z. Mindich

I began ranting on the issues raised in this book a few days ago, and will probably do so again in a minute.

This slim nonfiction book really gets at the core of the title - why my generation don't follow the news, abberations and exceptions to the rule, the influence of the internet and tabloids on news, and proposals on how to change this statistic.

I thought this was a really interesting topic, and found myself both incensed and cringing at some of the allegations. True, the language reads like a senior thesis paper, but the information contained is really eye opening.

I recommend this to anyone under 40, whether you follow the news or not.

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