Meet the Creators

Mediated Culture is a student-run digital media outlet covering diversity issues in the media. This is part of entrepreneurship of the course Multiculturalism and the Media. Students are challenged to not only critically analyze social issues and inequality in the media but also materialize the multicultural/critical theories into practice and media production.

Using all the theories and practical skills covered in this class, the students produce media contents that serve to educate the public about social issues concerning marginalized social groups. When browsing this website, please keep in mind that they are the work created by college students who aspire to become media practitioners. Suggestions and criticisms are welcome and would be greatly appreciated. However, please send your feedback to the supervisor (mli16@lsu.edu) rather than the students.

Alexandra Abney

My name is Alexandra Abney, and I’m a theatre practitioner based out of Baton Rouge, LA. My primary focus is acting, but I also stagehand and stage manage. I’m a hard worker; I’m passionate about the entertainment industry and want to learn about every aspect. Louisiana State University is currently my home. I’m a dual degree candidate for two BAs, one in Theatre (Performance) and the other in Mass Communications (Personal Relations). I’m currently working on my thesis, which will hopefully allow me to graduate with honors in December 2018. Aside from work and school, I love video games, movies, and napping.

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Briana James

Hi! My name is Briana James and I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. I am currently a senior at Louisiana State University majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Political Communication and a minor in Business. In the future, I plan to further my studies in law school and end up in a career of corporate or entertainment law. Aside from business, things that make me happy include food, traveling, and dogs!

Casey Chapman

Hi, my name is Casey Chapman. I'm a Mass Communications senior at LSU, with a minor in Sociology. I work in the nonprofit sector as a program specialist, and I genuinely have a passion for helping people. In my free time, you can usually find me playing roller derby, hiking, or planning my next international trip.

Cynthea Corfah

Hello! My name is Cynthea Corfah and I am a Mass Communications senior at Louisiana State University. With a concentration in print journalism and a minor in Textiles and Merchandising, I work within the intersection of style, travel and art using outlets such as: writing, blogging, modeling and photography. Born in Washington D.C. and raised as an "army brat," traveling has become a key component to my happiness. Discovering new gems and wonders of the world is what I enjoy most.

Deon Sumer

My name is Deon Sumer and I am excited to say that this is my last semester of college! I am looking forward to this class among others this semester that concentrate on what I am interested in. Writing has always been my strong point and favorite activity throughout school (other than talking too much). Therefore, I'm especially looking forward to this class. There aren't many other opportunities throughout college to get to write about very relevant hot-button topics, like this. I'm most looking forward to hearing differing opinions from my classmates in hopes to expand my horizon... there's so many opinions out there! I currently am the general manager of Southern Oaks Athletic Club, which takes up the majority of my time outside of school. Though I am not sure what my career after college will be, this class will bring me one step closer to it!

Destiny Johnson

My name is Destiny Johnson. I am a 21-year-old senior at Louisiana State University. I am majoring in mass communication with a concentration in public relations, and I am minoring in business administration. Originally, I am from New Orleans, Louisiana, but I have resided in the Baton Rouge area for the past 11 years. I have a true interest in the art and business side of the entertainment industry and also in pop culture as a whole. With my degree I aspire to be an entertainment publicist and manager for many artists, athletes, actors, and other celebrities. I want to help them build an impeccable brand and uphold a positive image in the media. I also dream to become part of the public relations team for an international sportswear/lifestyle brand. I have been dancing since the age of three, and I am currently a hip-hop dance teacher and a part of the Legacy Dance Crew. I am pursuing a career as a professional dancer, choreographer, and creative director. I want to dance and be the creative mind on tours, movies, television shows, awards shows, and many other events. I plan to become a true force in the entertainment world with my knowledge and my talents.

Ellen

Hello, my name is Ellen Smith and I am currently studying Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. I aspire to run the social media and marketing for broadcast television networks by turning my passion for tv shows and stories into a career. As an avid social media user, I love the way fans can use the internet to interact and influence their favorite media outlets. I hope to harness this passion into bringing new perspectives and voices into the medium.

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Eric Boudet

Hi there! My name is Eric Boudet. I am a Junior Digital Advertising major at Louisiana State University with a passion for working with people. I was born and raised a few miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana and now live in Baton Rouge. I have excellent interpersonal skills and could probably have a conversation with a brick wall. Some of my hobbies include watching the Office, swimming, and playing with my dogs!

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Jasmine Bandy

My name is Jasmine Bandy. I am a policomm junkie who is deadly allergic to cats.

Kathleen Kirvin

I’m Kathy Kirvin, senior. My post-graduation goals include landing a position where I can exhibit the full scope of my talents and Public Relations skillset, whether it’s within the boundaries of Louisiana State University or beyond. My portfolio highlights my love of balance, contrast, and color. I love drama and art for the sake of it, so I draw, paint, write, design …and doodle on everything. Projects and deadlines are the way I roll.

Madeline Neal

Hello! My name is Madeline "Maddie" Neal, and I'm a senior studying public relations at LSU. I currently intern at an advertising agency in downtown Baton Rouge but hope to move to NYC after graduation. A few things about me: I love chocolate chip cookies, I consider myself a storyteller, musicals are my favorite type of entertainment, and I live by this quote - "Nothing changes from inside your comfort zone."

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Instructor of Mediated Culture

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Shelby Bivins

Hey!! My name is Shelby Bivins and I am a sophomore at LSU pursuing a degree in public relations with a minor in Spanish. I have a passion for traveling and hope to become a flight attendant post-graduation. I can't wait to share my work with y'all!

Sheridan Wall

Hello, my name is Sheridan Wall. I am currently a sophomore at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. I am majoring in mass communication with a concentration in journalism and minors in French language and business. I hope to complete my undergraduate studies in the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors program in 2019 with an undergraduate thesis. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a Ph.D. and am considering teaching for a few years in public high schools.

Stacee Broden

Hello, everyone! My name is Stacee Broden, born and raised in Louisiana! I am in the Manship School of Mass Communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism. I am a supervisor at LSU University Recreation. I am also a member of LSU Ambassadors, and I am a campus recreation representative in LSU's University Student Leadership Cabinet. #GeauxTigers??