My name is Kiersten Freedman and I am a sophomore at Longwood University. I am a communication studies major with a concentration in digital media. I am from Centreville, in the dreaded region of Northern Virginia.

I am the Social Media Editor of Longwood’s student-run newspaper, The Rotunda. I run the Facebook and Twitter accounts that you see and you can also find me covering the scarce breaking news that we see in Farmville, Va. on the scene. For The Rotunda, I also serve as the Editor-in-Chief Pro-Tempore, meaning that I serve as the Editor-in-Chief when ours is unavailable to do so.

Outside of school, I serve as On-Air Talent at WFLO 95.7 FM, Farmville’s local adult contemporary radio station, playing today’s top hits and some soft classic rock. You can find me on air every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. and bringing Longwood University news to the people of Farmville at 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. on Sundays.

After I graduate from Longwood, I hope to work in the television industry as a reporter or anchor.

With social media, these days, information spreads like wildfire and that gives your work the ability to be nationally recognized. On a smaller scale, I covered a fire that occurred at a Longwood managed apartment building, Longwood Landings, early in the Fall 2016 semester. I was on the scene at 9 p.m., taking videos and pictures and posting them to The Rotunda’s Twitter account and one of my videos was picked up by NBC12 in Richmond, Va. There’s something exciting about being the first person to bring the news to the people, not only is it a public service, but you also have the ability to say, “you heard it here first.”

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