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A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: Journalism and Mass Communications, Under the Supervision of Professor Jerry Renaud. Lincoln, Nebraska: December, 2010
Copyright 2010 Ford G. Clark


People in America today have many choices when it comes to the media. There are hundreds of channels available on cable or satellite television, hundreds of radio stations across the United States, as well as myriad newspapers. Many of these traditional media outlets have Internet websites available as well. Many studies have been done as well as current ratings, subscription information and website tracking to determine who is consuming news in this country. However, information about college students and news consumption is difficult to find. This study attempts to find out what, if any, news is being consumed, and through what media that news is found by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students will be surveyed in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, the College of History, and the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.