Category: Video

Preview: Play for Pay: What’s It Like to Be a Pro Gamer?

Have you ever wondered what pro gaming is all about? Can people really make a living off of gaming professionally? What’s it like to be a celebrity Esport athlete? In his upcoming SXSW panel, Ian Barker, Esports producer at The Daily Dot will cover these questions and more. Along with Lydia Picknell, Co-Owner of Paradigm, and other...

Preview: Sports media’s role in shaping social justice

From Title IX violations at universities to transgender inclusion in professional sports, sports media have assumed an important role in reporting on more than players and stats. At the intersection of sports and culture, social justice issues are garnering public attention thanks to an evolving purpose of sports media. Jessica Luther, investigative journalist and author of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College...

Preview: Mischief and Humor Online

Anybody who was using Facebook in or after 2009 is likely to remember a little game named “FarmVille.” For every person who used and enjoyed “FarmVille” there is another person whose Facebook experience was riddled with annoyance at the constant stream of notifications it sent their way. Eamonn Carey was decidedly in the latter group...

Preview: Libraries as creative hubs

Libraries are bastions of culture that enable learning of all sorts. In 2016, however, libraries are also institutions that find themselves at a crossroads. While it is still too early to declare a free fall, library usage has declined in recent years and public opinion regarding the role of libraries has evolved. This moment requires...

Preview: Comedy is the New Journalism

“The audience is the only thing that’s going to keep journalism alive.” In a media world full of choice for news content, news satire is doing more than drawing large audiences. Programs like The Colbert Report have gained so much popularity that they are, to some, a trusted source for political news and commentary. In her...