1. What do you do at PBS Interactive?
I am an intern in the Station Products and Innovation department. I will mostly be working on several writing assignments while here at PBS, such as blog posts and assisting with the Weekly Debrief.
2. How did you get involved with Public Media?
I have an undergraduate degree in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism, so I have had quite a bit of experience with public media. I’ve always had an interest in keeping up with media innovations in technology and so forth. I have an online column with Examiner.com and I am interested in blogging. I am looking forward to the many things I will learn while interning here at PBS, particularly learning about new advancements in public media.
3. How will the interactive landscape change over the next few years?
Technology will only continue to advance until the outlets we use today become unrecognizable. There are so many developments yet to come, and it will be both exciting and scary to witness them all.
4. If the Internet didn't exist, what job would you have?
If the internet did not exist…I would probably be working/interning for a publisher, either of newspapers or books, learning to get my work out there the old-fashioned way! I would definitely still be a writer.
5. What is your favorite gadget and why?
My favorite gadget was my iPhone. I decided to try out another phone, and now I am realizing just how much I relied on the applications I had on my iPhone! My second favorite gadget would be my GPS, for I don’t know how I would get around the greater DC area without it!
6. If you could have dinner with any three people from history, who would they be and why?
Oh, goodness…Who would I have dinner with? They would probably all be entertainers of some sort.
A. Otis Redding. He is my favorite musician ever! I can relate any Otis Redding song to just about any occurrence in my life.
B. Oprah Winfrey. Who would not want to meet Oprah? I believe she would be the only celebrity that I would feel star-struck around; I admire her rags-to-riches story and the impact that she has had on our society. Not too many people can reach Oprah Winfrey status! But I would have one question for her: why didn’t you answer any of my fan mail as a little girl? I’m still waiting on that free car and vacation, Oprah.
C. Harper Lee. I would love to sit and have a conversation about To Kill a Mockingbird, my favorite book and her greatest written work. I’d love to ask her about the many elements of the story as they related to her own life story.