By Jeremy Fitch, NBA Media Member
Although some of our media major colleagues question the shift in media right now, I would say that we should be looking at it as the "youth movement" in media.
As a Digital Media/Communication major at Liberty University, I believe that we as students have been taught all we can be, to be as versatile in this new form of media.
It isn't just about what you learn in the classroom though, you have to go out and get internships and find your own opportunities, nothing will just be handed to you.
Best part of the future of media?
The future of media is in our hands and we can change the game in the way generations to come are going to consume it.
Some will say quality is less, but will it really be? I don't think so, I would say we are going to be getting content faster than ever right at the touch of a button.
Top Sports Media place to work?
This question is not as easy as it once was to answer. We all know ESPN has been the top of the game for years and numbers show they still are.
One thing I noticed after the 100 layoffs of primetime employees that many of us grew up watching on ESPN over the years was the employees love for the company, but also noticing that it isn't the same as it once was.
After reading ESPN PR reports the only thing I could think was, "I know ESPN will be back at the top in everyones mind soon, but is the new format they are going for, like some other media platforms we are already consumer?"
I'd say yes, and I would to point to 120 Sports, Bleacher Report and even twitter with their new launch of a few online tv platforms.
Best Advice I have received entering into media?
Mine came from one of the people I have and always will look up to in the business and that is Chris Broussard.
Having the chance to interview him has certainly been one of my college highlights, but his advice was, “Don’t despise small beginnings…The best way to get to an ESPN or a Fox or CBS, whoever is to excel and dominate where you are at. If you start at a small newspaper, then own that beat…write good stories, report great stories, break stories, be great on camera…make people take note of you,” said Broussard.
Who knows where we are all going to go in this business, but one thing is for sure, I'm not going to just waste a chance at being great because we are walking into a business that is shifting the way it has been since as long as most of us in college can remember and I hope you will join me.