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Americans Are Headline Skimmers

We make this point regularly when asked, for example, how the situation in Ukraine will effect the November election.  It almost certainly won't. The Russia-Ukraine-Crimea story is a complex one that requires a news consumer to engage deeply in the subject matter. And, to be honest, the average news consumer in the United States is a headline-reader -- at best. A new study by the American Press Institute -- the entire thing is enlightening about how we consume (and don't consume) news -- affirms this fact/Chris Cillizza, The Fix, Washington Post. More here.

Question: How many stories do you actually read in the morning newspaper?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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