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Facebook is doing something for millennials that it doesn’t do for baby boomers

Millennials and baby boomers feel very differently about how they should consume media, but they are like-minded in what news sources they trust.
Millennials and baby boomers feel very differently about how they should consume media, but they are like-minded in what news sources they trust.
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There’s a generational divide in how millennials and baby boomers get their news.

The Pew Research Center published a report Monday that looked at how Americans consume their news and among the findings, found that 61 percent of millennials get their news from Facebook, while 37 percent get their news from local TV. The numbers were basically flipped for baby boomers, as you can see in the chart below.

Facebook is also the top news site for generation X Americans, with local TV a close second. Here’s a breakdown from Pew of where millennials, generation Xers and baby boomers get their news:

Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret News National. Send him an email at hscribner@deseretdigital.com or follow him on Twitter @herbscribner.