Media Inside Out is a television talk show that explores the media we love to watch, listen to, read, and play with an analytical and critical approach. Each episode digs deep into a specific media theme or media property. The series is produced and hosted by Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University.
The Truth About Digital Influencers
On this edition of Media Inside Out, host Sherri Hope Culver talks to two budding influencers, Kenedi Chapman, a beauty and skincare influencer, and Jack Nvotony, who makes TikToks about fashion. They are at different stages in their career but both aspire to have millions of people follow their every word.
Do you have fantasies about sharing your favorite restaurant with thousands, or millions of followers? There are influencers about dog care. Influencers about makeup. Influencers about tennis. Influencers for just about everything. There’s a whole sub-culture focused on what it means to be an influencer and do it well. And of course, make money doing it. What draws us, as audiences, to follow these “influencers” and make them part of our lives? How does that relationship affect our real life relationships and expectations?