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Young Australians, News & Algorithms

A recent Conversation article co-authored by AMLA members Professor Michael Dezuanni and Associate Professor Tanya Notley presents findings from their News and Young Australians national survey.

The survey asked 1,064 children and teens (aged eight to 16) from around Australia how they access and consume news media. This repeats earlier surveys by the researchers from 2017 and 2020.

The research shows that children and teenagers increasingly get news from social media, but many do not understand how algorithms select the news they see.

The researchers argue that this suggests there needs to be more focus on teaching media literacy in schools.

> Read the full article here

> Access the full report here