As a media student, I’ve been asked multiple times what I love about media. However, I’ve never been able to find a simple answer to that. “Love” is such a strong word, it also involves so many other strong emotions, such as “anger”, “hate, “happiness”, and more. When I listen to “Monsters” by James Blunt, I feel unbelievable sadness. When I watched “The Truman Show”, I felt anger I didn’t know I could feel towards a movie. And when I open my Instagram in the morning to see that my sister posted a new picture of my nephew, I’m filled with inexplicable joy and pride. Media makes me go on a rollercoaster of emotions, and that’s why I love it. It’s the shoulder I lean on to cry, the pillow I scream into when I’m mad, the platform I run to to share my happiness. It’s there with you through your highs and lows. We’ll have our moments of disagreement, but I know we’ll reconcile. That’s my definition of a friend. And that’s what media is to me, a friend. A friend whom I love.

Student Number: 13557122


Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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