Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Reading More but Learning Less? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Check the link for a series of thoughtful essays
"When one of the “big two” newsweeklies is going out of print, it’s clear that Americans are not consuming news the way they used to. Maybe that’s a good thing, if the technology revolution has made it easier to get more of the kind of information and analysis that readers once sought from Newsweek. But if Americans are finding a more polarized reality online, they may have just grown more partisan with less knowledge, making it more important for forums like presidential debates to deal with the details of policy.
In the Web 2.0 age, when many Americans see hundreds of articles every day, are we more informed than previous generations were?"
Reading More but Learning Less? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
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