GAME ON: KELSEY RIGGS

Alumnus Kelsey Riggs ’11 is a sports anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina, the 22nd largest television market in the country.

Kelsey Riggs is living a sports fan’s dream. Since landing her current job as sports reporter with NBC in Charlotte, Riggs has spent the last six months chronicling the Carolina Panthers run through the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl 50; the Charlotte Hornets NBA playoffs appearance; the 2016 Wells Fargo PGA tournament, and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600.

BEHIND THE SCENES: BUC NEWS

It is a typical Friday morning in university relations. The student news team arrives, and within a few hours, the once quiet space morphs into a beehive of activity littered with college students, bookbags and laptops. The sound of CSU students pecking at laptop keyboards and voices practicing reading news scripts echo from the corner office as the team prepares for Buc News, the weekly campus newscast written, produced and hosted entirely by students.

MEET THE PRESS

We pinch, tap, swipe and scroll. We are watching more and reading less; sharing more and communicating less; consuming more and learning less.

Technology has changed the world – and has permanently changed the way we learn and communicate. Newspaper readership is in decline. Radio listenership is down. The days of prime time appointment television are long gone. Traditional media has officially been the victim of disruption by all things digital.