Greetings! Welcome to my ePortfolio! My name is Paige Bethmann and I'm a Television-Radio Major with an unofficial minor in Integrated Marketing Communications. I am expected to graduate in May of 2015.
As a young adult, I'm an aspiring Media researcher and Media producer. I see the way Mass Media influences pop culture. I am fascinated by the way we direct our focus on the mainstream industry, allowing “what’s new” to chip away at our established perception of values and ideas. I am beginning to notice how mass communications has the ability to make a person’s firm opinion a variable one—I am intrigued by the way Media moves people. Whether it be a simple comedy that lifts people’s spirits or a breaking news story that leaves viewers at the edge of their seats, I want to study communications because I want to be a part of the way that it enriches the lives of those around me.
In spark, I have learned that the mass media world is rapidly changing, television and the internet are starting to become united together. Technology is taking over in education aspects such as the Ipad in place of textbooks. The media world is spread internationally, products such as Coke have flourished across the world. Also, media products online that were once free such as Rhapsody, Hulu, and NYtimes.com have now been commercialized through monthly payments, sign up fee's, an tutorials. The competition of free resources has exploded with new and upcoming web sites, blogs, and video streaming sites.
My goal here at Ithaca College, is to become versatile in all aspects of Media, as well as gain as much experience as I can, in a variety of different places such as New York, L.A. , and London through internships. By the time I graduate, I know I will be ready to enter the world of Mass Media Industries and strive in the business.
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