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TEDxToronto 2014 Talk: John Cruickshank: Why We Can’t Afford to Disengage from the News

  • 2014
  • Community

In an era when social media and online publications are a primary source of news for so many, one might wonder if there is still a place for the newspaper amidst all the noise. In this TEDxTalk, John Cruickshank urges that traditional news sources must quickly find a way to re-engage younger populations to continue breeding an engaged society of socially and politically active citizens. He draws strong parallels between declining  interest in the news and the decrease in political participation amongst young people, and offers suggestions as to how we might break this cycle.