Research + News | Topic: Reading

Screen Time Is Changing The Way We Think, Focus, And Memorize

Electronic devices (especially smartphones) are addictive and can easily distract us from the very “tasks” our phones purport to simplify. Read the article here.

You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Writing About Celebs, Book Characters, and Other Pop Culture Stars

Learn about the colorful world of fanfiction, where kids write and share original (but often racy) stories. Read this blog post from Common Sense Media here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?

Among teenagers in recent years, reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother. Read the article here.

Your Paper Brain And Your Kindle Brain Aren’t The Same Thing

It turns out that our brains process digital reading very differently than reading on paper. Read the article here.

The State of Books and Reading in a Digital World

It’s difficult to ignore the increasing amount of content—and platforms—vying for our attention. The Barna Group asks, can paper and ink still compete? Where does the book fit in a digital age?

Read the research here.

Why Do Books Still Exist? asks A Teenager

A teenager asks and answers the question of why books still exist in our technologically advanced society. Read the article here.

Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books

Nielsen reports that the reading habits of teenagers are a mix of old and new. Read the research here.

Reinventing Libraries for “Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out”

Libraries are reaching out to teens by becoming digital centers of active learning. Read the full article here.

Why Aren’t Teens Reading Like The Used To?

NPR takes a look at how the digital revolution has impacted teen reading. Read or listen to the story here.