Fostering Career Opportunities in the Changing Media Industry
Technological developments in recent years mark a significant moment of opportunity and innovation in the media industry, as media is now driven by the Internet rather than by television and radio. As analog technology transitions to digital technology, media producers are seeking new ways to deliver content to smartphones, tablets, and computers. To implement these changes and remain competitive, there is a need for employees who not only have the foundational skills of a computer scientist or electrical engineer, but also possess technical skills associated with this new media ecosystem.
In response, NBCUniversal, BHEF and Stevens Institute of Technology formed a partnership to create an academic minor in media engineering. This trend report details the demand for media engineers, the changing skill sets within the field, and the benefits of higher education-industry partnerships.