Thank you

The Daily continues to benefit from readers who are engaged in the University community.

 

Many have the incorrect assumption that people our age are too consumed by their social networks to be truly informed about the world around them. Critics lament that those who’ve grown up in the digital age are getting their news from Reddit and skimming Twitter headlines and — gasp — no longer reading newspapers or watching local news on television.

While we know that Millennials’ readership patterns will continue to change the face of publishing and getting information in the digital age, we aren’t so quick to write off an entire generation as uninformed. In fact, the Pew Research Center’s State of the News Media report suggests 18- to 24-year-olds are reading newspapers only slightly less than all American adults on average. Still, many in our generation are searching for new ways to get their news. We at the Minnesota Daily appreciate your ability to quickly adapt to new platforms for sharing content and your voracious hunger for information.

The Daily’s Editorial Board would like to thank all of the University of Minnesota community, but especially the younger generation of students, for reading the news and engaging with this community. Many of you have found us in the newspaper racks on your walk to class or liked a photo the Daily shared on Facebook or commented on an article on our website.

We’ve had a robust and engaging dialogue with students, staff, faculty and other members of the University community this year, and we hope it continues — in whatever form — for years to come.