Why This Matters: Forging Lifetime Citizenship

By | October 14, 2015

graph1-futureeng-WEBJournalists answered 15 questions about being civically engaged in adulthood. They rated how likely they will be to express their opinions using conventional and social media, contact elected officials, sign petitions, promote issues and candidates, and vote in elections.

That’s why this study is meaningful: It shows that civic-media efficacy is related to — and may be a stepping stone toward — lifetime civic engagement. Journalism can give students the tools to be better citizens.

Supporting journalism means supporting programs that can produce civically aware individuals who can use the media to address important issues in their schools and neighborhoods, strengthening their communities.

See info on statistical differences here.