In this digital age, online news outlets have become prolific sources of information. As web-based media increasingly becomes the norm, streams of online articles are constantly published to keep the modern audience engaged. The American Press Institute notes that the rise of digital media has caused a generational shift in which 18- to 34-year-olds subscribe to online news at a higher percentage than any other demographic. As a result, media outlets are now gearing their news coverage towards the fast-paced modern consumer who demands minute-by-minute updates of even the smallest details – and this isn’t necessarily a good thing.
On July 20, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 program successfully landed men on the moon. Although this was an astounding accomplishment at the time, the United States now has an even farther target in sight: the Red Planet.
Perhaps Donald J. Trump, who became the 45th President of the United States at noon today, is the epitome of a government for, by, and of the people. That phrase, minted by the nation’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, takes on a new meaning today, as a man fresh into the fray of Washington politics takes the oath for the land’s highest office.