Is TV Dying as a News Source for Boomers?
We baby boomers have always had an interest in the world around us. Despite what Millennials and Gen Xers might think, our generation is not out of touch or selfish. Most of us have issues that we care about deeply. We follow important world events. We vote. In short, we care.
That said, while baby boomers may be as “in touch” as ever, the way that we consume information is changing. For starters, most of us are spending less time in front of the TV and more time surfing the Internet for news. We are also in the fastest growing groups of social media users, implying that more of us relying on real-time news updates from Twitter and Facebook.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you still rely on your TV for most of your news? Or, do you tend to use the Internet to stay up to date on what’s going on in the world? Please join the conversation.
Why did you vote the way that you did? If you are a TV person, what is it about TV news that you enjoy? If you prefer to use the Internet to stay current, why do you think that this is the case? Please join the discussion.