ERIC Number: ED249565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Public Access Cable Television: Extending the Production Laboratory for College Students.
Novak, Glenn D.
Noting the difficulties communication departments have in providing students with television production opportunities, this paper proposes the use of cable television public access channels as a means of overcoming those difficulties. After defining and differentiating between local origination and public access programing, the paper discusses the symbiotic relationship between the local access channel and the college student learning television production, emphasizing the benefits to each party. It next examines the efforts of four colleges that have successfully used cable programing and details the degree of involvement and the different needs of each. In conclusion, the paper explores several issues departments should consider in using a cable outlet for student production and offers evidence of the interest of cable television companies in using student productions. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Public Access Television
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).