Who is Gen Y? Facebook, Google as a verb and Twitter as a noun, texting, lower case conversations, smiley emoticons and running acronyms (lol), a generation on the move, yet glued to their Blackberries, iPhones and laptops, that’s Gen Y. All 80 million of them, aged from late teens through 30, outnumbering both Baby Boomers and Gen X.

In the Prof. Mary W. Quigley’s NYU undergraduate journalism course, “Beat Reporting: Covering Gen Y,” NYU undergrads focus on their generation and report on topics ranging from “emerging adulthood,” to social networking, relationships, technology, work, play, and anything else that seems uniquely millennial.

Contact: mary.quigley@nyu.edu