ERIC Number: ED249560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-4
Reference Count: 0
Choosing Equipment and Setting Policies in Radio and Television Labs.
Larson, Mary Strom
To assist broadcast educators who frequently find themselves short on information when they make arguments for equipment purchases or advocate policies for radio or television labs, a survey was conducted of educators at 278 schools with broadcast programs. Replies were received from 108 educators in radio programs and 112 in television programs. Among the findings were the following: (1) radio students had more than twice as much time available to them per week as the television students; (2) television students had access to open labs approximately 45 minutes per week on the average; (3) less than one-fourth of the respondents had programs that charged lab fees for radio or television courses; (4) the majority of the radio labs were open both days and evenings with less than one-fourth open days only; (5) television labs were not as available as radio labs; (6) the majority of both radio and television programs had either "professionals" such as engineers and technicians, or service contracts to maintain equipment; (7) in radio programs, approximately 40% of the respondents could get equipment repaired the same day; in television, 47% could get same-day service; (8) only 40% of the respondents said equipment was checked daily or weekly; and (9) of the 112 television respondents, 75 replied that they had electronic news gathering equipment. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Broadcast Journalism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).