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About Me

My name is Todd Holmes, and I am a second year Ph.D. student in Mass Communications at the University of Florida.

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I mentor, provide professional advice, and teach telecommunications students about what it takes to work in broadcast management, production, and news. Also, I'm an officer in the Graduate Students in Mass Communications Association and am excited about the opportunity to serve my fellow graduate students. As far as research is concerned, I'm interested in how broadcasters implement and monetize new technologies as well as the social and psychological factors which drive a person's use of social media.

Television Sales Background

Since I was a child, I had always had an interest in working for a television station as an on-air personality. I had even begun college as a meterorology major (in hopes of being a TV weathercaster), but then later decided that a career in sales would be a better fit for me. After leaving MCI Worldcom, I was committed to finding a job with long-term career potential and one that would challenge me as well. This job turned out to be working for Pegasus Broadcasting as an advertising account executive with the company's station in Gainesville, FL, WGFL.

I immensely enjoyed the job and worked at WGFL in sales and management for over seven years. During this time, I learned a tremendous amount about the media industry and the sales process. I decided eventually though that I would return to school full-time to enter the Ph.D. program at UF. I had given it a lot of thought over several years and felt that it was the right decision for me.

If you want to know more about my educational and professional background be sure to check out my vitae.

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