Baby Boomer News vs Generation Z News
This is a pic of my kitchen table.
Can you tell who’s side is who, mine or my Dads?
Actually, this isn’t everything.
No, I’m not joking!
My dads daily news papers are missing from this pile, you know the ones you send the kids out to get every single morning!
My Dad gets the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Barron’s (only on Saturday’s) & the Philadelphia Inquirer!
There are a few magazines missing as well because he gets Entrepreneur mag, Philadelphia mag & a few others, but my mother must have thrown them in the recycle.
Let’s just say, he is NOT saving any trees!
Do you still get newspapers delivered?
Have you ever seen the person who delivers??
We have Never seen our delivery person, it’s kinda strange.
The news papers just appear every morning.
One of my dads favorite News papers Barron’s, just started another online version of themselves “BaronsNext” for a younger audience.
Barron’s is trying to get with the times & get new readers with different content to attract our new generation.
They know only older people read the paper version all wet off the driveway!
If they don’t get online viewers to their new site they will be out of business very soon. No one in the future is going to have newspapers delivered to there homes.
I looked over their new site & thought it looked pretty nice.
They had some good articles about Apple watches & gaming consoles & even advice about buying vs leasing cars.
My favorite part about their site, they offer 3 stories in 60 seconds!
Now that is something Generation Zers will click on, including me 🙂
My dad doesn’t think you can learn enough in a 60 second quick hit of news. He thinks smarter people will read the full long articles.
I think receiving a quick hit of news is better than not hearing any news at all.
I bet Barron’s Next will see a ton of hits for those 60 second videos.
They have been brushing up on our attention spans & the fact that we like our news fast & to the point to hold our interest.
I will be checking out their videos more often.
Maybe I will get my brother a subscription for Christmas as he likes reading news online & follows a few other sites.
Good luck Barron’s Next!
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I’m pretty sure Your father can break a record with most paper used!
His generation is definitely not worried about saving trees. thus the reason they didn’t recycling until the past 10 years.
I think we have the heaviest recycle can on our street
my father is still exactly the same way. They love to get that newspaper everyday.
Sorry I have to disagree with you. I read much more online that I do the papers or magazines,
All day long I am on a PC reading and working. At home I read online plenty but at times I enjoy
an actual paper or magazine. I don’t read them all but perhaps an article or two from each.
You have to look at the companies and their profits. When the day comes that a magazine
or newspaper is no longer profitable they will stop producing them. I do agree that their use
is declining but some will survive.