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Unformatted text preview: find news information that helps improve their life and that national newspapers are important for their jobs. Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 23 important for their jobs. How people feel about the news environment and news organizations' performances We asked respondents to react to several statements about the performances of news organizations and the general information environment, and found several paradoxes. There is a significant amount of cultural concern expressed in media coverage, scholarly commentary, advertising and marketing professionals who lament message “clutter. ” There is also concern among mental health professionals who fret that information Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 24 overload is a rising problem for Americans. We asked survey respondents a question about how the volume of news might play into this: “Compared with five years ago, do There is a significant amount of cultural concern expressed in media coverage, scholarly commentary, advertising and marketing professionals who lament message “clutter. ” There is also concern among mental health professionals who fret that information overload is a rising problem for Americans. We asked survey respondents a question about how the volume of news might play into this: “Compared with five years ago, do you think it is easier or harder to keep up with news and information today, or is there no real difference compared to five years ago? ” Some 55% say it is easier, only 18% say it is harder. One quarter (25%) feel there is no difference between now and five years ago. Women are slightly more likely than men to believe it is easier than in the past – 58% vs. 52%. Those with higher educational attainment and those who live in higher -income households are also more likely than others to express the upbeat view. And those who use a lot of different media platforms are similarly positive: 63% of those who use 4 -6 different media platforms on a typical day say it is easier to get news now...
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