Young Blogger’s Media Domination Continues Apace

11 Jun

Matt Zeitlin has just joined a very formidable looking (and well designed) group blog called Pushback, part of Campus Progress Action.  And if Dylan Matthews is right (and I suspect he is) Pushback is also part of a very successful model for progressive activism developed by the Center for American Progress.

I’ve heard some complaints (mainly from the 40+ demographic and old-guard liberals) that young people don’t seem as politically active, at least when it comes to things like showing up to anti-war protest marches.  Part of the answer, as Pushback bloggers demonstrate, is that activism has moved elsewhere.  I also think that a large percentage of my generation feels that they can engage with the status-quo political order and affect change through traditional channels that baby boomers never felt were open to them.

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