Millenials use online media for social change

first_imgBy the second day of being uploaded to YouTube, Invisible Children’s 30-minute Kony 2012 video increased views by the millions and has totaled to more than 84 million as of Wednesday.The video, released to raise awareness about child soldiers, was most watched by people under age 30 who heard about the video on the Internet, according to a Pew Research Center study.Of the 58 percent of Millenials — those under the age of 30 — who said they heard about the video, 36 percent learned about the video through the Internet. In comparison, of the 50 percent of adults polled between the ages of 30 and 49 who said they heard about the video, 22 percent said they first learned about the video from Internet sources. Of those between 50 and 64, 12 percent first heard about the video through the Internet and of those 65 and older, only five percent first heard about the video through the Internet.“Kony 2012 is a great case study of generational differences,” said Morley Winograd, a senior fellow at the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. “The Millennial generation is a group-oriented generation. They share things widely and enjoy doing so.”The speed and low cost for consumers makes online media popular among Millenials, Winograd said.Andrea Edoria, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, said she uses the Internet every day as her primary news source.“I don’t have a TV so I go on the Internet to get my news,” Edoria said. “Mostly, I’ll look at news networks like CNN, but also Twitter and Facebook.”Stacy Huang, a sophomore majoring in psychology, said she also gets the majority of her news online.“It’s easier to access than a newspaper,” Huang said. “Rather than wait for news, it comes right to me.”Winograd said those who were born in the 50s, 60s and 70s have different values than millenials.“Generation X and the baby boomer generation were raised very different,” Winograd said. “Generation X was raised with a loose style of parenting, and thus developed a ‘fend for themselves’ mentality, while boomers focused on personal values as they were maturing.”This means those who were skeptical of the video at first were older. Baby boomers prefer to trust established sources and Generation X does not trust the group movements.“You have Boomers saying, ‘No, no leave this to the experts already at work,’” Winograd said. “Then you have Generation X at the forefront of the pushback [against Kony 2012] skeptical of group activities and saying, ‘Where is my money going?’”The Pew poll supports this, as it found two-thirds of the initial Twitter conversation supported the video against Kony. Winograd said the data shows how the Millennial generation, most active on Twitter, was quick to embrace the movement and offered the least skepticism toward it.Faith Jessie, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism, chose to share the Kony 2012 link after watching the video and conducting her own research.“I found out, like anyone else, on Facebook,” Jessie said. “The majority, though, shared the Kony 2012 video and went about their day,” Jessie said.The skepticism of older generations is merited, Winograd said, because social media sacrifices fact-checking and editing in exchange for speech and instant access.“There is a great danger that people will believe something is true because everyone else is sharing it,” Winograd said. “It creates an environment where conformity is cultivated as opposed to skepticism.”Though the factuality of some information portrayed in Kony 2012 is hard to discern, the video raises awareness, Jessie said.“Although [Kony 2012] isn’t 100 percent black and white, it still gave millions of people awareness on an issue they hadn’t heard about,” Jessie said.last_img read more

Raiders’ Jon Gruden: Antonio Brown ‘ready to go’ after using certified helmet

first_img Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB (lower leg) won’t practice this week Antonio Brown heads into the team’s performance center as practice starts and helmets come on.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) August 20, 2019Brown reportedly returned to the Raiders on Monday as the team broke training camp in Napa, Calif., but filed another grievance against the NFL over the issue.Per“(Brown is) arguing that he should be afforded the same rights provided to other NFL players to have a 1-year grace period to phase out his helmet in the 2019 season. He claims the NFL is arbitrarily applying rules.”It’s been a messy couple weeks for Brown. First, the helmet he had worn with the Steelers was removed from the NFL’s approved list and he lost an arbitration appeal to use the old model earlier this month. Then, Brown and the NFL reached a compromise which would have allowed him to use the helmet model he likes if he could find one made within the past 10 years. “He’s all in and ready to go,” Gruden told reporters. “That’s my understanding. Really happy to have him out here. He’s a great player.”After partaking in the walk-through before the workout, Brown was seen exiting the field and heading to the weight room as practice started and helmets came on, though he later returned for the end of the team’s stretch. Related News Julio Jones’ agent headed to Atlanta to talk new Falcons deal, report says Jimmy Garoppolo ‘obviously a little frustrated’ with lackluster preseason debut Could there be an end in sight for the Antonio Brown helmetgate?According to Raiders coach Jon Gruden, the wide receiver is “all-in” and “ready to go” after participating in Tuesday’s practice at the team’s facility with a certified helmet. However, the league reversed that decision Sunday after the helmet he chose went through additional testing and failed.Should Brown’s latest helmet actually clear all the hurdles with the NFL, he could be ready to make his Oakland debut next month.Always turn a negative to a positive #Boomin— AB (@AB84) August 20, 2019The Raiders have two preseason games remaining before they host the Broncos in their regular-season opener Sept. 9.last_img read more

Auto licensing agents plan twoday closure

first_imgEvery Clark County auto licensing subagent will be closed Friday and Saturday for an update to the state licensing system.They will also be closed Labor Day.Licensing offices will open Tuesday at their regular hours.The Clark County Auditor’s Auto Licensing Department, at 1408 Franklin St., Vancouver, will be open to the public for limited services on Friday.Employees will only be able to issue 15-day permits with proof of expired tabs, registration and proof of vehicle purchase.Locations and hours of licensing subagents throughout the county is available at,