Jeremy Gieske initially became involved in the
National Institute on Media and the Family as a
video game reviewer. He has been an avid videogame
player since the days of the Apple II+ and Karateka.
However, his interest has developed beyond simply
playing the games, but also trying to understand
the historical, social and cultural impact of video
games. Jeremy's practical experience with playing
video games and his strong background in mass communications
help him accurately inform parents about the games
their kids are playing, or want to play.
In his youth, Jeremy began public speaking as a
member of his 4-H club. Since then he has had many
opportunities to develop presentations and training
sessions through his education and employment, and
he has presented to groups ranging in size from
4 to 30 people.
As a long-time student of media, especially electronic
media, Jeremy has been heavily involved with the
study and development of media. He recently acquired
his Masters degree with distinction from the University
of Salford in Manchester, England, where he conducted
empirical research on video games and the new cultural
heritage they have created.