Public Knowledge of Current Affairs Little Changed by News and Information Revolutions
Over the past 20 years radio, television, and the internet have changed the way we gather information. News networks are no longer limited to radio broadcasts and now can be viewed at any hour on television news networks and the internet. These changes would have many to believe that Americans are now more informed than ever. However the sad truth is that American’s percentage of actual knowledge of news and current information has not changed much in twenty years. This overload of information has enabled Americans to have more opportunities than ever to view the news however this overload doesn’t help Americans retain the knowledge they are receiving.