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Daily Newspapers Reading by Naresuan University Freshmen
This research aims to study daily newspapers reading by Naresuan University freshman in terms of their behaviors, interests, opinions, and satisfaction of the newspaper service at the main library. Three hundred and ninety seven freshmen agreed to participate in this study. The findings reveal that many participants preferred online newspapers to the printed version with various frequencies and duration spent on reading. They read 1 title per time and used if between 16 and 30 minutes at their dormitories. They were interested in some specific news and columns for up-to-date information. They preferred the Thairath printed version to other titles because of the truth from the news presentation. They were interested in reading the entertainment news, comics and new movies advertisements. Spending quality leisure time was the most the benefit of newspaper reading. While, the news report with the distortion of the truth was the most negative impact. They were most satisfied with the newspaper service at Naresuan University Library, except for the number of tables and chairs available in the reading area.