The Next Generation of Media
By: Taylor DeVary
Today there comes a new generation of people whom are bound to take over how the world views media coverage. Yet, most people do not realize or even know where these people who take over the media business come feel about it. So, in perspective it was thought to go out and talked to some Mass Communication majors at Morningside College to get their out take on the subject.
When figuring out what makes the difference between generations of media people today, it was thought that it was best to go to interview a few upper classmen at Morningside College about how they feel about being the new age of media and what that intakes.
First, was Jenni Beaver given the information about her starting up a media company with her mother at such a young age was great to get her intake on how media coverage is to change. Especially with the younger generation taking it over and having an opportunity to get hands on experience with all different types of media equipment.
Jenni Beaver had this to say about the next generation of media studying students have for opportunities in the career force compared to the previous generation by getting hands on experience while studying mass communications. “It puts us a cut above the rest of the mass communication students out there. A lot of students in this field spend 90% of their time in a classroom listening to a lecture and 10% in the field. It’s the opposite for us. So when we go out to apply for a job, we will have an entire portfolio of experience behind us. We’ll be less of a risk than others.”
She also was glad to talk about what it feels like to know that her generation is going to be the next generation of media and communications. Jenni Beaver had this to say. “It feels really great, because we get to pave the way for all kinds of other students to follow. At the same time it’s a lot of pressure. We’re students, we don’t know everything, and we’re just figuring all of this out as we go along. All of the social media and new ways to share information are still really fresh. We have to figure it all out for the next generation and we’re all just kind of hoping we don’t mess it up.”
After getting this positive information on how students feel about knowing they are the next generation of media coverage it was clear that there was still one person whom would be perfect to talk to about finding about how be the next generation of media is different from the rest.
It was then time to ask Jenni Theisen about her thoughts on how she feels media is changing with this new generation. Jenni Theisen had this to say, “I believe that media is changing as technology is changing. It is because of the millennium generation is different compared to generation X. This is because generation X had to grow as technology changed over time.” After hearing this it was clear that Jenni Theisen was correct. As time passes and technology is advancing so does how students feel about the media and how it will changes as mass communication students become the new voice of media in the future.
After getting an inside look on how mass communication students feel about being the new generation source for media. It was clear to see that they were excited to venture out and take the world by storm with the skills they have learned. And how they can use their knowledge of being different and more unique than the previous generations of media.