How does one get the news? In today's world, we have several generations who have been given nicknames for representing the various eras:
The Greatest Generation – born 1901-1927, The Silent Generation – born 1928-1945, The Baby Boomer Generation – born 1946-1964, Generation X – born 1965-1980, Millennials – born 1981-1996, Generation Z – born 1996-2012, and Gen Alpha – born 2013 – 2025.
Cultural and social changes plus new technologies have helped define each generation. In my case, I am part of the Silent Generation, and my son is a Millennial. We may have the same general values, but our social values and the way we get our information to stay informed are different. Such is the case along the whole spectrum of generations. Today, my fellow Silents and Baby Boomer friends read magazines and newspapers. Later generations do it somewhat differently, or sadly not at all. More recent generations are well into the technology changes and are up-to-date on the digital world and are close to personal digital assistants for almost everything. This is not to criticize, but to understand the world of how today's world stays informed. To that end, the return of Jon Stewart and his comedic and satirical way of seeking truth to power is something that younger and old generations find acceptable and greatly entertaining. Indeed, young college-educated voters depend on Stewart, and so do millions of older generations. Stewart appeals to all, but most importantly, he may be the only source for Millenials and younger. Let's face it, it will be Jon Stewart and Taylor Swift along with pro-choice adherents who will be instrumental in bringing a huge influence on the next election