Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Suprise Finding: Reading the Newspaper is Good for Kids

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Youth who read the newspaper through school assignments and peruse teen-related content are more likely to volunteer, vote and be civically engaged when they grow up, according to a recent study by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation (http://www.naafoundation.org/NewspaperInEducation/Life-Long-Readers-Contest.aspx).

"Lifelong Readers: Driving Civic Engagement" - which surveyed more than 1,500 25- to 34-year-olds - supports the common-sense notion that reading the newspaper both at home and in school is linked to being a good citizen later in life. The study looked at three newspaper influences: newspapers in the classroom, newspapers as homework assignment and exposure to "teen content."

For more, visit: www.naafoundation.org

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