Thanks to the discontinued existence of Net Neutrality we are still gathered here today to figure out who is Francesca Petrucci? Francesca is a current undergraduate student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Yes yes, the birthplace of college football and the cure to tuberculosis, but less importantly Rutgers is where Francesca decided to apply her love for entertainment and performance to a unique interdisciplinary study of Journalism and Political Science. Upon demographics research, Francesca found that the average age of traditional news consumers fell over 50 years. In an attempt to engage with more people, Francesca uses tools like social media, podcasts, blogs and video to appeal to this new age of consumers.
Francesca served as a radio intern for the Hot 104.7 station in her home state of Maine. Hot 104.7 is Maine's one and only Hip Hop station, well cause it's Maine. She used her platform to draft blogs which were engaging and relevant to pop culture while littered with political undertones and humor. (Articles in Published Stuff above)
She has even delved into the print news world. She published weekly articles in The Daily Targum about current world events and Rutgers new. She also became practiced in conducting in-person and phone interviews with students and scholars alike. She publishes a bi-weekly opinion column entitled the "Annoying Vegan Millennial" (Articles in Published section above)
Her internship for R-Vision at Rutgers University has introduced her to one of the underrepresented parts of politice-sports! She creates highlight packages using the editing software AdobePremier Pro, operates cameras for live broadcasts and assistsin other parts of the broadcast operation like audio and flybox.
As a social media intern for NBC News, Francesca harnessed the powers of shared content and trending topics to inform posts on a variety of platforms. She most recently served as an Education Intern at Democracy Now! where she used her passion for independent media and education to create media analysis curriculum and educate youth.