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Thursday, May 6, 2021

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College students prefer reading their school’s newspaper


The majority of today’s college students are technology dependent, but some still find their school’s daily print newspaper very resourceful.

Students like finance sophomore Michael Nelson, shown at the UC Satellite, use their laptops so they can utilize the fastest way to get the latest news on campus. | Hiba Adi/The Daily Cougar

With the abundant amount of homework, emails and Facebook notifications to check on a daily basis, picking up a copy of the paper just seems easier than going on the newspaper’s website.

According to an Alloy media and marketing study, more than 53 percent of students claim to read their school’s print newspaper while on campus. The research also claims that the average student will spend a little over 13 minutes with each print issue of the paper, and only 18 percent of the student body will spend no more than 10 minutes reading the online version.

UH alumni preferred reading The Daily Cougar in print rather than online when they were students.

“Reading the newspaper in print was always easier than checking my phone, when I couldn’t get any service in the school’s library,” marketing alumni Dionne Moore said.

Most students that don’t usually read newspapers admit that they take advantage of the paper that’s distributed throughout campus because it’s free. They also like it for local advertisements.

Some students feel that the online version of the newspaper is more convenient, though.

“Everyone that wants to stay current may not be on campus that day, so without the paper online they would miss out,” broadcast journalism senior Morgahn Miller said.

Alumni appreciate the online version of the paper because it’s an easy way for them to keep up with UH.

Staying up-to-date with a daily newspaper may be difficult for a full-time student, but undoubtedly the accessibility of news being in both print and online is most convenient.


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