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Reading at Risk from Library – um, I mean Internet

Dana Gioia, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, writes in his preface to this report: Reading at Risk merely documents and quantifies a huge cultural transformation that most Americans have already noted – our society‘smassive shift toward electronic media for entertainment and information. – most electronic media such as television, recordings, and radio make fewer demands on their audiences, and indeed often require no more than passive participation.…