Students and alumni from the Nicholson School of Communication and Media continue to achieve greatness even after they’ve walked these halls. Former digital/print track journalism student, Kyle Swenson, has accomplished several things in his career during and after attending UCF. In fact, Swenson credits his journalism degree with contributing to his skills valuable skills that he’s using today. Also a Dow Jones News Fund Scholar, he completed business reporting internships at The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNBC, and the Orlando Business Journal. Adding onto his impressive resume, instead of taking the traditional journalism route, Swenson decided to take the entrepreneurial route which suited his risk-taking personality and career goals. Today, he is the editor of The Bored Ape Gazette, an online newspaper that covers news about bored ape NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Swenson explains that he is covering the multimillion art market in bored ape NFTs. “I’m earning a living and I’m having fun,” Kyle said. “And I just paid cash for a Tesla.” He expressed gratitude for all that the NSCM professors have taught him. Richard Brunson, Senior Instructor, also adds that, “he’s another good example of how the skills we teach are transferrable in so many creative ways.”

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By Majdulina Hamed.

Published to Nicholson News on April 3rd, 2023.

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