Chad’s Morning Brief: Hillary Clinton to Officially Launch Her Campaign… Again, Facebook to Dominate Politics for Millennials, and Other Top Stories
Your Morning Brief for June 2, 2015.
Hillary to Launch Her Campaign... Again.
Hillary Clinton has already announced that she is running for President, but her campaign announced yesterday that she will be announcing again. According to the Washington Examiner, Clinton will be making her second official campaign announcement on June 13 in New York.
This just in from a campaign official:
Hillary Clinton's official campaign launch will occur Saturday, June 13th, starting with a major speech in New York City and continuing with a nationally webcast organizing meeting in Iowa. Her launch will continue with a swing through all four early primary states.
Mid-day on Saturday, June 13th, Hillary Clinton will give her official campaign launch speech at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City. The event is open to the public and members of the public can register for tickets at www.hillaryclinton.com/your-ticket.
-- Her speech will lay out her view of the challenges facing this country and her vision and ideas for moving the country forward.
I guess when your campaign is plagued with scandals and bumps in the road, what's it going to hurt to have another launch? This will be Clinton's first large rally so maybe the campaign is looking forward to that visual. No word yet on if Clinton will take questions from the media.
Facebook, Millennials, and Politics
Social Media will obviously play a large part in the 2016 Election. For candidates, campaigns, and even the media Facebook will be a big player in 2016. According to the Washington Post, younger people are getting their news from social media websites including Facebook.
The odds are good that you are reading this article because you clicked through a link on Facebook. On Sunday, for example, a day you should be spending time with family / reading Post articles, a third of all traffic to The Fix's top five posts came through the social networking site.
The odds of your having gotten to this article from Facebook are much better the younger you are, given that this article deals with politics. "Among Millennials," a new report from Pew Research reads, referring to people born between 1981 and 1996, "Facebook is far and away the most common source for news about government and politics." Far and away meaning that 61 percent of that group got news about politics or government from the site -- about the same percentage as that of Baby Boomers (1946-1964) got from their local news. And vice versa: Only 37 percent of millennials got political information from local news, compared to 60 percent of Boomers.
There are a few things at play here. The first is that more young people use Facebook. In 2014, Pew found, 87 percent of those aged 18 to 29 used the site, compared to only 56 percent of those over 65 -- though that was up 11 percent from the year prior.
This is why it's been important for Republicans to close the gap when it comes to social media. In 2008, the Obama campaign was way ahead of McCain when it came to social media and Facebook. In 2016, more people are on Facebook and there are more sites to be involved with than just Facebook.
While more and more people are getting news from social media sites, it also presents a danger. Everyday I see people posting and sharing what they believe are real news stories. You have to be careful with the information that is out there. Don't believe everything you read.
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