Hello, my name is Laura, and I’ve been a media addict as long as I can remember. One of my fondest childhood memories is getting a letter from Mr. Rodgers after writing him to express my upset when an episode of Mr. Rodger’s neighborhood did not have a land of make-believe segment. I was a preschooler. I was engaged. I was making sure my demands were met, and I got more intense from there.
My undergraduate degree is in Radio and Television. My graduate degree is a Masters of Communications in Digital Media. Let’s just say it has been a life long passion. One that I have built a career upon. But let’s set the career aside for a moment. This blog is in no way associated with my employer. My thoughts expressed here are my own, not endorsed by my company.
After graduating with a degree in Radio and Television, I was one of the lucky few who found a way into a career that allowed me to use that degree. However, after several years, I found myself in a bit of a rut. I was working with the broadcast market, but I was now facing an industry full of changes and new outlets for content that weren’t viable, or even available to discuss during my college education. In my non-work hours, I was becoming increasingly obsessed with the various online outlets for storytelling and intrapersonal connections, and I felt strongly that these outlets were poised to change the world of entertainment and communications as we knew it. So I found my way back to school. My master’s program, which I jokingly call my Masters in Social Media, helped me contextualize the changes, helped me validate the shifts I was seeing and gave me the metaphorical kick in the ass I needed to find my voice in this new landscape.
I’m pretty sure there are some who wish I could find a way to quiet that voice, but I can’t help it, I’m full of ideas and opinions. This blog is an outlet for me to share those and start the discussion about what is big, what is next and what we should all be doing about it. I’m not claiming to know it all, or be a one-stop expert and I’d love to hear from you. Let’s get started, shall we? Welcome!