MATT’S 2CENTS is a blog focused on pop culture and sports. Its mission: use thoughtful insights to deliver the big picture behind current events and stories. Join Matt as he provides you with clear and direct content. Storytelling that uses more context and less speculation.
Hello. I’m Matt Lauman. A blogger, podcaster, and storyteller. I create content on subjects varying from millennials, social media, college, and the NFL to name a few. The catalyst behind my content lies within this question: What do you value the most in life?
At the ripe age of 23, I put journalism at the top of my long list. Everyday I value what a news article, podcast, video clip, or telecast can do for me. News is such a powerful resource. It not only expands our knowledge, it guides us towards starting conversations with relatives, friends, coworkers, and even strangers.
Today, that narrative has changed. News in not as powerful and profound as it once was. With social media, outrage porn, and fake news influencing culture, facts and opinions are now easily manipulated and misinterpreted turning reporting into a crazy spectacle.
As a subscriber of dozens of publications, I have seen throughout the years that the quality in stories are deteriorating. Despite today’s commentary being heavily disputed, scrutinized, lengthy, and at times dull, I still believe news plays an important role for our culture and self-intellect.
Journalism is not dead, it’s a trade I am willing to pursue and be part of. Where will I start? Enter M2C, a platform where my ideas and thoughts collide with passions and interests. Armed with a ton of enthusiasm, I leave you with my collection of “two cents”.