In this presentation Pablo Boczkowski shares preliminary results of an ongoing study of how young people (18-29 years of age) consume news on social media. Drawing upon survey and interview data, he sheds light on: a) the growing importance of the incidental access to information; b) the technological, demographic, and structural determinants of this phenomenon; and c) the dynamics of its experiential dimension. He concludes by reflecting on what these findings mean for the ties that connect media, technology, and society in the digital age.
Department of Communication Studies Northwestern University
Pablo J. Boczkowski (Ph.D., Cornell University, 2001) is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina. His research program examines the transformation of print culture in the digital age. He’s has authored three books; co-edited another three volumes; and written over twenty-five journal articles, twenty book chapters, and seventy-five conference presentations.