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From AJR,   December/January 2005


Tuned Out: Why Americans Under 40 Dont Follow the News
By David T.Z. Mindich
Oxford; 192 pages; $20.

A professor and one-time CNN editor uses research and interviews to probe the disengagement of young people from news and public affairs. "Our democracy is on the brink of a crisis," he concludes, and offers some thoughtful suggestions.