My name is Hunter Maerz and I am a junior at Penn State University studying Broadcast Journalism. My morning ritual for attaining news starts with the television show, Sportscenter, which I put on while I get ready for the day, to get a quick recap of any and all sports news. Then, I have relatively early classes this semester, so while I am walking to class, I pick up a copy of the Daily Collegian. As soon as I get to the classroom, I sit down and look over the stories while I wait for class to begin. By doing this, I am able to catch up on all news relating to Penn State and the area. Then, once it becomes time for me to pull my laptop out, I have the New York Times website as my homepage so that right when I go on to the Internet, their news is the first thing I see. This strategy allows me to easily look through the top headlines of the day and if anything strikes my interest enough, I will click to view the whole story.
Now, going from class to class all day, with some time to eat and hit the gym, makes for a very busy day. So, I always check my Twitter feed on my cell phone throughout the entire day to catch any quick blurbs of news that may be happening in the world. I follow several news corporations such as CNN and Fox News, as well as a couple of sports analysts/agents, and a few public figureheads such as Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey. Following a variety of different people and corporations allows me to get a lot of different opinions and news stories that I might otherwise not see. I also read Rolling Stone magazine and Sports Illustrated magazine from time to time, depending on if there are featured stories that I am interested in reading about. I am not a big fan of the radio so I will admit that I do not listen to any talk shows or get any of my news using that platform. The last book I read was The Great Gatsby, which I was re-reading for the second time. It has become quite a favorite of mine. I love the HBO original series Game of Thrones too, and would love to start reading those novels as well. I mean, who wouldn’t want to read the books that led to a trailer like this?
In terms of my career, I would like to end up working in the entertainment world, whether it is music or film, because that is what I am most interested in and I would like to explore more into that field. Also, working for a sports magazine or a sports show would not be horrible either. I think of myself as pretty outgoing, so if I end up in one of those fields, I would like to have a job that involves communicating with other people or companies. I just want to make sure that if I am going to have a job, I want to be passionate about it and I want to work as hard as I possibly can to be the best at it.