The days of receiving the morning or evening paper on your doorstep may be long gone, but you still need to be informed to be a successful and responsible citizen of the world. Not only is everything digital, but very few young people have the time needed to make it to the end of front-page articles — let alone into the depths of the opinion or business section. With that in mind, here are seven ways to get your news when you're pressed for time.
One thing to consider as you make a plan to stay informed is that millennials are actually pretty good about this already; the typical millennial news and information consumer is overrepresented on the internet. Young people are reading more news on websites than the average American, Politico reported in 2016. Many of the typical millennial sites you'd expect are well-represented, as are some big mainstream media brands such as CNN and The New York Times.
Plus, since President Donald Trump was elected, MediaPost reports that young people started paying for even more news, including long-form magazines at rates never before imagined. So if your boss or relatives are giving you a hard time about your age bracket, present them with some cold, hard facts.
That said, everyone is busy. So you should strategize to get the most bang not just for your buck, but for your time too.