U of M researchers using Facebook application to engage youth in news
Project seeks new ways for media to connect with young audiences
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/30/2009) — University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow, Seattle-based news aggregator NewsCloud and student newspaper The Minnesota Daily today announced the launch of the Minnesota Daily Facebook application. The Minnesota Daily application aims to become the hub of news and sharing for U of M students and community, combining both professional student and citizen journalism. Researchers will use it to test new ways to engage youth in news and information through social media.