Calling all students for our college news consumption survey

If you do a Google search for “How do college students read news?,” the resulting articles do little to answer the question.

We want to find an answer.

For those of us in the college media industry, understanding how students find, share and consume news is an important part of reaching that audience.

There are general assumptions, of course. We all say that print is dying among generation y and that students get their news online. But how is it being replaced?

Even among the CoPress team there’s huge diversity in the way news is consumed, from Daniel Bachhuber, who reads 250 RSS feeds a day, to Will Davis who reads three broadsheet newspapers a day. We want to find out what goes on beyond our circle so that you — the college editors, reporters and developers — can better structure your news for that audience.

So we’re asking for your help. We’ve compiled a survey of questions about the way college students consume news, and we need you to spread the word. Pass this link along to your classmates, retweet it, blog about it. It won’t be a scientific survey, but it will tell us more about our community and the students associated with our community.

Our goal is to get 200 responses in two weeks and we can’t do it alone. Have at it and keep an eye on the blog over the next few weeks where we will publish the findings.

…or click here to fill out the survey

1 comment

  1. It would be cool to have some sort of meter that showed you how many people already filled out the survey. I wonder if Google Docs offers that option?

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