My name is Kyle Schuerger, and I am a senior Broadcasting, Telecommunications, and Mass Media major at Temple University. I plan on going into the television industry after graduation, and hope to write and produce my own work one day. I’ve tried to gain experience in these fields by working within the student organization Media Meltdown Productions.
My main interest is in television, but in today’s world, all types of media are converging. I think it is important to stay well informed about all types of media, and that is one of the main reasons I am taking this course. People consume media in many different ways, and newer platforms are allowing them to bring their favorites with them every day.
I also have a great interest in social media and the way it is changing society. I am active on several different social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. I took a class last semester about personal branding and learned how to incorporate all of these into a larger online brand to represent myself. My website is currently the home base for my personal brand, and I plan on continuing the project throughout this semester to blog about media issues and industry events that I find interesting. You can check it out here.
I registered for Mobile Media because I like analyzing media outlets and the changing ways that people interact. With technologies for mobile devices advancing every day, there is so much to learn in order to stay relevant as a content creator. With Twitter allowing people to “live tweet” events as they happen, taking part in the conversation, and playing a larger role in the content they want to consume, the lines between content and platform are constantly becoming more and more blurred. I hope that we can look at these trends and gain the skills necessary to contribute to this transformation.
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Sesay, Z. (Producer) & Nichols, K. (Director) 2012. The Meltdown – Pilot Episode. USA: Media Meltdown Productions.