April 5, 2014
PolicyMic’s Jake Horowitz says millenials care about news
According to Horowitz, the real issue is the media not connecting with millenials.
“Mainstream media can do a lot more to empower my generation,” Horowitz said.
According to Horowitz, millenials want a different news format from what their parents prefer. He cited Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” as an example of a format that connects with young people.
Horowitz, a Stanford University graduated born in 1987, co-founded PolicyMic — a news site for young people. He said that high page views on PolicyMic stories about Ukraine and #SochiProblems show that young people are in fact interested in the news.
“There’s no one right way to tell a story,” Horowtiz said.
Going forward, Horowitz said PolicyMic will incorporate data visualization into its content in the coming year.