Trump Has Changed How Teens View the News
Young people can see President Trump’s tweets as jokes but they still often share his negative feelings about the press, writes
Taylor Lorenz in The Atlantic. The writer spoke with teenagers to get their thoughts on news media and found that many of them harbor cynical views of the media. Emma Neely, a 19-year old living in Tennessee, said “I don’t believe there [are] any neutral news organizations. Each writer and editor has their own personal bias. What they write, even if it’s a little biased, it’s still biased.” Angie, a 16-year old living in New York agreed. “I think this whole phenomenon has given teens awareness that bias exists and things are not what they seem.” Skepticism of traditional media outlets like CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, have created a vacuum of media consumption, and social media as well as independent online outfits appear to be filling in that space.