This study sought to find out the news consumption patterns of University of Ghana students.
Specifically, it was to ascertain whether the advent of the internet was discouraging students
from accessing the traditional media. Also in consideration were the news sources of
students and their motivations for accessing those news media. A survey was employed to
gather the required data. A sample of 148 was drawn from Commonwealth Hall, Volta Hall
and Legon Hall. Among the respondents, the use of online news had not diminished the use of
traditional news platforms. On the contrary, the study found use patterns of students
patronising or sourcing both traditional and online platforms for news. Findings also showed
young people’s complementary use of traditional and online news platforms. In addition, there
were patterns of both males and females relying on both the traditional and new media even
though more males preferred the new media to the traditional media. Academic programme
or course of study did not also affect the choice of a news medium. The sampled students
accessed media based on accessibility, affordability and how convenient it was for them to
use. However, as the use of online news continued to grow and young people are confronted
with time constraints, future research could focus on more platform-specific functions that
traditional and online news media fulfill in the daily lives of the young
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