News Source Preferences and News Source Credibility among College Staff, Faculty, and Students
News consumption practices in the United States have been studied for decades. Recent technology has influenced traditional news consumption by allowing people to access news through the Internet and social media. Today, people have more options than ever as to where to obtain news. People remain interested in getting news that is credible and trustworthy. A survey was distributed to in order to learn where people say they turn for their primary sources of news and the credibility people assigned to various news sources. Respondents were split up into two groups, heavy and light social media users. Results suggest that regardless of social media use, there was no difference in judgments of credibility for different news sources.
Communication and Media Technologies (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Communication (CLA)
Bolalek, Larissa A., "News Source Preferences and News Source Credibility among College Staff, Faculty, and Students" (2013). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at P96.P832 U64 2013