“The Beeb” – by Jessica Kilmer

When I arrived in the United Kingdom I continuously heard the term “The Beeb.” I soon found out that everyone was talking about the BBC. The BBC has various offices throughout the United Kingdom to provide specific news and programs for particular regions of the UK. The BBC offers news, television programs, and radio channels,…

Do We Really Have to Leave? – by Jessica Kilmer

Today marked our last day in the classroom at Regent’s University. It has been an amazing trip with great opportunities. Through the course, every speaker had something to offer and said something that we will use in the future. Our final speaker of the trip was Jean Mackenzie, a broadcast journalist and reporter for the…

Rallies and Rackets – by Jessica Kilmer

I played tennis growing up, so experiencing Wimbledon firsthand was an amazing experience. Tennis is one of those sports that can be played for years by people of all ages. That’s immediately what made me want to start playing tennis. Tennis has become a truly “global” sport. Thousands of tournaments are played in more than…

A Day at Design Bridge – by Jessica Kilmer

Some of my favorite moments from this trip have been when we visited advertising agencies. I felt relaxed the moment I walked into Design Bridge today and Golley Slater a few weeks ago. Both advertising agencies had a certain ambiance that was truly inviting. Today I was able to picture myself in the agency, and…

The Art of Stained Glass – by Jessica Kilmer

Today we visited King’s College Chapel, and it was definitely a sight to see. The construction of the stained glass windows was completed in 1531! Before entering the chapel, I never really thought about how stained glass related to mass communication. When I exited the chapel, I realized that stained glass has the ability to…

A New Form of Communication – by Jessica Kilmer

According to Oxford Dictionary, a “hub” is “the effective center of an activity, region, or network.” This could mean the moving of people, objects, information, etc. There are a variety of hubs around the world, such as transport and communication hubs. Communication hubs transfer information from at least one individual to another. Scotland completely changed…

Pure Bliss – by Jessica Kilmer

As soon as we arrived at the University of Edinburgh, the beauty was undeniable. A beautiful mountain, known as Arthur’s Seat, surrounds the campus. Every morning I wake up in awe of the beauty around me. The juxtaposition of the modern and historic buildings creates a unique atmosphere. When we finally climbed Arthur’s Seat, I realized…