COLUMN: Benefits of constant media use far and few between

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 12:28 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 21, 2010

We live in a media age. The young folks are submerged in a complex media landscape that involves being constantly connected to the Internet. Americans aged 8 to 18 years old spend more than 7 1/2 hours a day in front of a screen, be it television, computer, iPod or smart phone.