Today's teenagers are turning away from traditional media organizations and are getting their news from social media sites and YouTube, according to a new poll by Common Sense and SurveyMonkey.

More than half of teenagers say they get news at least a few times a week from social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Half say they get their news from YouTube.

Six in 10 teens say they are most likely to get their news from celebrities, social media influencers, and social media personalities rather than from news organizations using the same platform.

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura