Greg Bales

The preference for print over digital can be found at independent bookstores such as the Curious Iguana in downtown Frederick, Md., where owner Marlene England said millennials regularly tell her they prefer print because it’s “easier to follow stories.” Pew studies show the highest print readership rates are among those ages 18 to 29, and the same age group is still using public libraries in large numbers.

The article is about Naomi Baron’s research into the reading habits and preferences of millennials. Reasons they give? Print offers the absence of distraction and the ability to focus on the text at hand. For students different media have come to represent different kinds attention.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.” by Michael S. Rosenwald for The Washington Post


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