Students and their media use A look into the media use of today's college students

When talking to Wright State University students, it is apparent the way technology and how media is consumed has changed, and student seem to be optimistic of how it will grow in the future.

""When I think about my future, I think it will be different from what a lot of people think," Jess Huber. "To me, our generation is so smart with technology and we are so aware of everything around us. The media is always changing and it will continue to change and become better."

"Twitter is my source of information as soon as I wake up and go to sleep," Jasmine Milum. "I love Twitter so much that I have two accounts. One focused on worldly political news and the other for music and make up."

"I believe the media is changing the world for the good and the better. A problem with getting our news instantly is many people jump to conclusions on actions and problems in our society before they read or get the full story. But one must also look at the advantages of getting instant news and information," Emily Sosebee. "You can better inform yourself and keep in touch with what is going on in the world at push of a button rather than waiting for the newspaper to come every morning or wait for the 5 o'clock news. I personally really love Instagram because I am an avid picture taker. I also use Twitter to keep up with many celebrities and express my feelings very quickly. My follower base on Twitter and Instagram goes up daily because of the inspirational and uplifting words I say."

""Presently, we have any information we could imagine at our fingertips," Angel Lane. "Smart phones have made it easy to find and share news and information. Technology will continue to grow and make it easier for us to learn. At the same time, there is nothing wrong with harnessing technological advances for our education."

""I mainly use online sources for most of my media and news. It's the fastest way to be informed," Kristin Baughman. "I still really love reading newspapers, even though most news outlets are in the process of moving online."

"I think that media is something that is always changing to keep up with the times and match the technology. However, with this ease of access to information, it can be difficult to find what is accurate vs what was put out for the sake of being first," Serenity McKenzie. "As technology keeps changing, so will the ease of access. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how news is released and received."

"When I think about the future of news and journalism, I can't help but to look at examples from the past. When the printing press was invented nobody would have ever known how important the mass distribution of books would be to civilization," Andrew Spoon. "It took hundreds of years just to see the affects. Now we're just years into the internet and news on the internet. If we are just in the beginning stages of internet news and journalism, who know the ways in which it will develop? I'm excited and a little jealous that the future generations will get to see how our technological innovations affected the whole world."

"The people in recent times are alienated from each other, and media tools are becoming more like an addiction rather than help. But that is just me, the way I see it, it does not mean it's the right thing," Milkica Junuzovic. "Also, today, anyone and anywhere can put the news, photos, and it's hard to distinguish what is true. There is a great risk that the future flow of information might take an unrealistic picture/ overview. The goal is to bring people together and not alieneted them from each other."

"It's hard to imagine how the future of news media is going to advance from where it's at now. We have seen it change drastically over the course of history, and I'm sure there will be numerous more advancements and innovations," Mason Dail. "It's just hard to imagine right now what those advancements will be as technology continues grow. I personally listen to a lot of podcasts, but I don't see this outlet of media being something that will continue to grow. As news media becomes more and more instantaneous, podcasts are put at a disadvantage because, by their very nature, they are not instantaneous."

"I think the media will change as technology advanced into virtual reality. I imagine that, someday, we will be able to be right there in the studio with the anchors. We can already see a story develop almost minute by minute in some cases, but I imagine this will continue into the future. Technology is making instantaneous news more common," Micah Karr.

"Media is a double edge sword. Technology has only sharpen the sword. Media can easily help and provide needed information but it can also be use to send misinformation and used to promote personal goals. Keep your eyes peeled but be critical of any source of media and seek emprical data and truth even if you hate the results because it's easy to be blind but to see requires effort," Aaron Stump.

"Technology has made a huge impact on our society today, positive and negative. I believe we can use technology in a positive light, but there are always people who will abuse that privilege. I'm not sure what the future brings in regards to technology and media, but I am anxious to see what will unfold in my lifetime," Natalie Kratz.

"Technology has made a huge impact on our society today, positive and negative. I believe we can use technology in a positive light, but there are always people who will abuse that privilege. I'm not sure what the future brings in regards to technology and media, but I am anxious to see what will unfold in my lifetime," Ashley Bishop.

"I would describe the media as another parent. The media will always be there to guide me through the good and the bad times. It will help shape me into a woman that will someday make a huge change and impact on a society that is consumed by so much technology... I just hope the future will not disappoint," Beth Clark

"Media is a double edge sword. Technology has only sharpen the sword. Media can easily help and provide needed information but it can also be use to send misinformation and used to promote personal goals. Keep your eyes peeled but be critical of any source of media and seek emprical data and truth even if you hate the results because it's easyy to be blind but to see requires effort," Adam Stump

"I believe the future will surprise us. We live in a time today where meida is very manipulative and mischievous. I can imagine that the future will consist of a nonbiased news sources and more reliable information," Adrian White.

"The media has impacted my life and I am inspired to have an open mind to the social media. Social media is an open gateway for techology and we need to take advantage of this opportunity," Sarah Hopkins.

"I am actaully excited for the future. I'm excited to learn the next new technology in media and how it will change everyday life. News has already changed so much in the last 10 years, so I always imagine what it will be like in 10 more years. I take pride that I am from a generation of such open minded innovators who are always working towards the next big thing," Gabby Morrow

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