News from the Knowledge Society: News Non-Knowledge of German Adolescents – an alarming study?

Adolscents have alarmingly little knowledge about headline news, found a new study of Technical University Dresden, funded by DFG.

Quotes from the final report:

“The younger the citizens the less they have encountered news on politics and current affairs: 24 percent of the adolescents, 34 percent of the young adults, and 42 percent of [...]