We had a meeting to talk about questions for a poll, and were trying to come up with issues to ask about that could help us guide coverage into November. I feel like my answers are based on what I do for a living — read and edit stories.
I can tell you about the voter ID law. I can tell you about a bunch of facts through a partnership we have with Face the Facts. I can tell you what I’d like to see stories about, and what I think the readers want to know about after having attended the debates we’ve hosted.
But what does this generation care about? A hot topic heading into this election? Who knows.
I guess I can start with what I care about. I worry about health care. I worry about money and saving for my future. I worry about having rights and freedom.
I don’t have opinions on school vouchers or charter schools. I don’t have children, so I don’t worry about my public schools. I don’t put a lot of thought into property taxes because I still rent.
Should we increase funding for schools or transportation? Yes. But where that money is going to come from, I don’t know. I don’t have ideas for cutting the deficit or changing the political world. I just report on it.
I’m asking the candidates this year in our election coverage what they think the biggest issues facing the U.S., state and York County are and how they’d fix it. But I’m not sure I have the answer if someone were to ask me that today.
Maybe that’s why I’m in journalism and not politics.
What do you think our generation cares about the most going into November?