Millennials In The Media: Getting Into The Business
Published : December 17, 2018
But there are a good portion of us trying to do better than our peers, who see our culture and want to expose, educate, and enlighten our generation because, quite frankly, the millennial generation is aging into adult status, whether we like it or not.
Getting the big break in media is not necessarily always has it has been. In fact, for Lauren Chen, speaking into a camera and uploading her thoughts is how she became known as Roaming Millennial.
“I started a YouTube channel so I could be more involved in the conversation surrounding a lot of the cultural issues that apply to people my age,” said Chen, who works for Blaze Media, hosting Roaming Millennial Uncensored.
Many media personalities have found their start through social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. This was true for Ryan Fournier, who was able to find his entrance to the media business on Twitter. Fournier single-handedly began “Students For Trump,” to show support for Donald Trump’s candidacy for president. This led to a ground movement, getting support from students in nearly all states and forming more than 200 chapters of the group.
“The campaign eventually reached out and wanted us to expand it,” said Fournier, who serves as chairman of the organization.
Like Fournier, there are some college students who do not bow down to the leftist demands. In a refreshing bit of news, there are some millennials who actually became conservative after attending college, including Will Witt of PragerU. Witt said when he got to the university, he noticed the intolerance of those who identify as liberal. Deciding to explore the issue of the gender pay gap, Witt made a video asking students their thoughts. After he sent the video to PragerU, he was hired on and left the university.
“Long story short there on how I’m working for PragerU,” Witt said.
Austen Fletcher attended Dartmouth University, where he played football and disregarded much of the indoctrination that was happening in the classrooms. After working on Wall Street for a few years, Fletcher decided that Los Angeles was the place he would break into the media world. Launching his own brand called Fleccas Talks, Fletcher takes to the streets to expose the insanity and indoctrination within the universities.
“I figured if I could show the protestors in a neutral light, just ask them basic questions and see what they think, I knew that that would help fight back against the toxic narrative the left has been pushing,” said Fletcher, who most recently featured protestors of Ben Shapiro at Ohio State University.
Before going to university, Jon Miller’s father predicted his future path as either becoming a raging conservative or another liberal walking around Columbia University. Miller quickly learned that he wanted nothing to do with the left or his College Republican group, which he said became too liberal. This led Miller to find an internship with Glenn Beck on Fox News.
“After that it was kind of set for me,” said Miller, who currently hosts The White House Brief.
Miller’s colleague, Nate Madden of Blaze Media, took a traditional route within college, attending The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina. Choosing the civilian route, Madden began working in journalism.
“Started off at the National Journalism Center, started working in religious press, then sort of bounced around conservative media until I ultimately landed at CR [Conservative Review], then CRTV, now Blaze Media,” said Madden, host of The Capitol Hill Brief.
And then there is Michael Knowles, who published a book full of 260 blank pages. Having already been an actor and then contributor to Andrew Klavan’s podcast, the book launched Knowles into “stardom,” drawing the attention of President Donald Trump. The valiant effort led to his own podcast, The Michael Knowles Show, as part of The Daily Wire.
“I always encourage people who want to get into the media to not write a book,” Knowles said. “Because I didn’t write a book, they then gave me a show, which seems like perfect logic to me.”
Stay tuned (or woke) for the next installment of Millennials in the Media. It is going to be informative (or lit).