News Media Literacy: Effects of Consumption

Christine McWhorter


This study examines the relationship between news consumption habits, prosumption, and news media literacy among young adults. Maskl, Ashley, and Craft provide the basis for the modified survey instrument used in this study. The findings suggest that the amount of news consumed does not predict news media literacy on any level. However, news type can predict news media literacy. Moreover, acting as a prosumer by sharing unoriginal news stories (reposting) is associated with news media literacy. Sharing original stories, video, or pictures is not.


news media literacy, news credibility, news consumption

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