How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
I think that the end of the physical newspaper’s lifespan is, unfortunately, inevitable. Over the next five years, journalists will have to learn to accommodate diminishing attention spans and tailor their reporting to effectively reach audiences across emerging media platforms — in other words, journalists will have no choice but to adapt and be flexible. That by no means signals the end of journalism. The mediums we adopt may change, but people will always want to know what is happening in the world around them. I think right now is a very exciting time to work in the media.
Five reasons you love your school:
1. The College of Communication’s incredible journalism department and its inspiring professors.
2. A wide variety of classes to choose from. Over the last three and a half years, I’ve studied everything from turn-of-century French poetry to The Beatles’ musical repertoire.
3. With a two-mile-long campus stretching throughout the city of Boston, BU offers a unique blend of quintessential college experience and real-world opportunity. Whether it’s student organizations, research experiences or internship work you seek, there’s always a wealth of options both on campus and in the city.
4. The constant proximity to a Starbucks (there are four on campus!).
5. BU graduates are ranked the 17th most employable school in the world:
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Lena Dunham. Most entertaining tweets, hands down.
If you could travel to any country, where would you go?
I’d love to explore Southeast Asia, especially Thailand.
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
A Spice Girl.