The notion that millennials aren’t plugged into news and current events is simply untrue, according to a new study from the American Press Institute’s Media Insight Project . However, young adults tend to consume information in “strikingly different ways” than generations past. While 85 percent say keeping up with the news is important to them, only 40 percent pay for at least one news-specific app or service. Perhaps that’s because many don’t want to pay for news, but it’s also because many don’t go directly to news sites to get informed. Often, they “let news come to them,” the study report states. Many follow topics rather than sources - 45 percent said they follow five or more hard-news topics - and social media plays a big role. Get the full story at PR Daily Read also "Google change allows press releases to top news searches"