Each year, thousands of new grads apply for the NBCUniversal Page Program with big dreams of starting a career in media. There’s arguably no better place to get your foot in the door. So like any TV obsessed comm major with at least two internships under her belt, I applied for the NY Spring 2018 cohort.
I made it all the way to panel before getting rejected. Here’s how it went down.
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Yesterday, President Trump held the hardly anticipated video game summit he announced shortly after the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Simply put, no one has been able to find a significant link between violence in video games and violence in real life. Personally, I don’t enjoy violent video games. But it’s a fact that millions of players do, and somehow the large majority of them manage to not be violent individuals.
Since I don’t enjoy violent video games, I wanted to discover what the appeal exactly was to young male gamers. In 2016, I did a qualitative case study involving a male participant and extensive research surrounding masculinity and video games. My goal was to discover how these wild, larger-than-life displays of masculinity in video games related to a male gamer. Originally titled,
“Dude, Do You Even Have a Penis?”: Affirmations of Masculinity in Grand Theft Auto V and How They Relate to Male Gamers
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be hitting the one-year anniversary of it’s release date in less than two weeks and I feel like I’m still reading about new discoveries in the game everyday. And even so, there is still tons for players to discover all on their own.
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