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Young people turn to the Web for news

Meg Scholz, a senior at the University of Texas, goes online at least a few times every day to check her e-mail.

When she does, Scholz invariably scans several news websites and blogs to see what's going on in the world. She rarely picks up a newspaper or watches TV news, because for her, the Web serves virtually all her news needs.

“It's not that I have anything against reading a printed newspaper,” says Scholz, 21. “But for my lifestyle, the Internet is more accessible.”

Justin Ulahannan, 22, watches TV news occasionally and he reads the print edition of The Wall Street Journal, which he gets free as an intern at the U.S. Business Council in Washington.

But otherwise, he gets news online from CNN.com or BBC.com. “It's just a matter of convenience,” Ulahannan says. “Why would I pay money (for a newspaper) when I can get the same thing online for free?”


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