Generation M

Generation M
8:45 am
Fri May 30, 2014

A Millennial Lives Without Religion and He Says Life is Just Fine

James Brown
Credit Florangela Davila

When it comes to religion, young adults feel a lot differently about thesubject than previous generations. People in their 20s are less likelyto be affiliated with organized religion. They’re also more likely to say
they don’t believe in God.

So what’s it like to be a young person navigating life without faith? In the final part of our series on millennials “GENERATION M”, reporter Florangela Davila introduces us to a 20-something digital marketing manager in Seattle.
 

Read more
Generation M
7:25 am
Thu May 29, 2014

One Millennial Works Hard To Overcome His Generation's Stereotypes

Bryan Williams is a political science major at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
Credit Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

Twenty-somethings get a bad rap these days. You know the stereotypes: Heads buried in their smartphone. Sleeping in their parents' basement. Too apathetic to care about anything... especially getting involved in politics. Today we meet a Northwest twenty-something who's working hard to overcome his generation's reputation. He's doing something that many millennials do...effecting political change in HIS own unique way.

I first met Bryan Williamson at the Oregon state capitol. He was advocating for his favorite cause the old-fashioned way: Sitting in front of lawmakers…

Read more
Generation M
6:52 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Despite Party Differences, Millennial State Lawmakers Find Common Ground

The four youngest members of the Washington legislature are two Democrats and two Republicans who find generational common ground in spite of their political differences.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The Washington legislature is trending a bit younger these day. Nine of the 147 members are under-34 year olds. These millennials are breaking some stereotypes about their generation. At the same time they’re trying to encourage other more disengaged millennials to get involved. They’re also finding some generational common ground across party lines.

It’s not every day the four youngest members of the Washington legislature gather in one place. So, as they sat down recently for an interview, an official legislative photographer snapped photos.

Read more
Generation M
7:31 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Millennial v. Boomer: Daughter And Mom Compare Notes On Life At 21

Zara and Julie Palmer.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

If you want to know what the United States is going to be like in 30 years – better look to the generation that's under 34 right now. They're known as “Millennials.” Or, sometimes, “the selfie generation.” Yes, they've gotten a bit of a reputation for being plugged-in, tuned-out and perhaps overly indulged. Well, we're going find out whether this reputation is deserved over the next few days in series we're calling Generation M. First, Jessica Robinson gives us an idea of just who these kids are … by comparing them with their parents.
 

Read more