Some of you may have seen recently that Kylie Jenner, a makeup mogul, reality star, and, oh yeah, the youngest billionaire, tweeted last week that she just ate cereal with milk for the first time. I don’t have a Twitter, but I did see that posted from some random account on Instagram. Then I saw it on Snapchat. Then I kept seeing it on 5 different news stories on Snapchat. Each story would have a similar “Kylie ate What?!” title to bring in their viewers, only find that they are all reporting on this first- time venture. My question is why do we care so much?
This is a completely opinionated post, but I was very intrigued that not only one or two companies reported on it, but closer to five did. I love my celebrity gossip as much as the next person, believe me, but why have we come so far as to care that much about someone eating cereal with milk?
That is a prime example of how news press and media have evolved over the past 50-60 years. There are still news outlets that revolve their reporting around political scandals or pop culture happenings, but they are giving their viewers what they want. These outlets are reporting what we, as a society, want to hear, and not necessarily what we need to hear. It makes me wonder where the future of reporting will be and how it will evolve within the next 50 years.