MultiMedia Capstone – NMJMA Project

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Throughout the decades television has depicted people of color in various formats normally through comedies and dramas. The Internet has recently blasted on the scene as a viable avenue to bolster diverse content for ethnic target markets to consume and enjoy. Therefore, the premise of Miriam’s thesis is Black TV Programming is the Internet filling the void was developed, explored, and culminated into a multimedia showcase.

Multimedia platforms were used to convey information about the Capstone Thesis Project.  Quickly using the power of video became integral for announcing progress from inception to completion.

Let’s see how it all started…

YouTube Video By The Thankful Revolution and MsStevensPR
February 2012 Stay Tuned for more on Miriam Stevens Thesis .mov

In conjunction with completion and acquiring my New Media Journalism Master of Arts Degree from Full Sail University, I explored Black TV Programming asking the question is the Internet accessibility providing a game-changing platform for diverse content creation and viewing.

In the journey for developing this thesis topic, I had an opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital Washington, DC to explore the sights and enjoy the great company of friends.  Additionally, I was able to capture footage that coincided with the my topic of discussion.  

As the Project Manager of this Capstone Thesis Project, I uncovered great insight by conducting research using interviews, surveys, polls, and much, much more.  Below showcases an infomercial wetting the appetite for my viewers announcing the first interview conducted in completion of my NMJMA Capstone Thesis.

YouTube Video By The Thankful Revolution / MsStevensPR
Infomercial from Miriam Stevens about a Troy DeVolld Thesis interview

Interestingly, I found social media as a source to obtain leads for viewing Internet programming.  Below is an example of the varied listings of programs that showcase content where people of color can be found behind and in front of the camera.  Take a gander of the plethora available for savvy Internet users seeking diverse entertainment:

Black TV Programming Partial Keynote Source List is upcoming in the following video and it provides additional information that helped compose the thesis Miriam explored.

Below is an expansive review of the research, surveys, polls, and interviews conducted while compiling data to finalize Miriam’s thesis topic:  Black TV Programming is the Internet filling the void?

Keynote presentation The Black TV Experience is the Internet filling the void. Informational research helped develop Miriam Stevens’s thesis topic.

Preliminary Feedback Survey Question Results:

See Full Report Results

After long nights of grueling editing, revisions, and snippets; Miriam was able to provide a pre-launch “Soft Launch” compiling all of the information into a document foreshadowing her final thesis topic conclusions. Therefore, make sure to review this information by clicking on the link below so you too can surmise if Black TV Programming is truly an avenue that the Internet may be filling the void.

Please review the PDF to see the soft launch MultiMedia portion of the Capstone Project.

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Please see the first draft of the final thesis submission – this was not the final paper but the template for the final below:

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