My name is Theresa Mazzola and I received my Master of Arts degree from Kent State University in May 2011 from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in Media Management. I received my bachelor’s degree in science in communication from Ohio University in 2009. I studied in OU’s Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies where my major was telecommunications and media studies. I also minored in Spanish. As an undergraduate I was able to gain experience in the media world through internships with WVIZ/PBS and WCPN/NPR in Cleveland and MTV Networks in New York City.
While studying at OU as an undergrad, I took a few gender and media, and women and communication classes where I started to develop a strong interest in studying women in the media, how they are portrayed by the media, and how the public perceives them as a result. When influential women are in the media spotlight or involved in a public affair, people are often quick to criticize what they say or do. I feel this is an important topic to look at with women becoming more powerful and influential in today’s world.
I originally started this blog for a PR class because I have a genuine interest in this topic. I am always open to comments and feedback so let me know what you think. Thanks for reading my blog!