Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On - New York Times:
March 27 story, good for background on election news...
"It is not news that young politically minded viewers are turning to alternative sources like YouTube, Facebook and late-night comedy shows like 'The Daily Show.' But that is only the beginning of how they process information.
"According to interviews and recent surveys, younger voters tend to be not just consumers of news and current events but conduits as well — sending out e-mailed links and videos to friends and their social networks...."