ERIC Number: ED390086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
News Production: Professional Assignments for Broadcast Journalism Students in an Educational Setting.
Reppert, James E.
There is great inherent educational value in teaching broadcast journalism students the proper techniques in videography, editing, writing, and producing. That is why Advanced Electronic News gathering students at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) are expected to do more than just point a camera and shoot. The ability to produce university news stories for a local NBC-TV affiliate gives students a flavor of what awaits them in the high pressure atmosphere of a professional television newsroom. An agreement was reached with KTVE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana to show student-produced Southern Arkansas University news reports. Footage is shot and edited on the SAU campus with Super-VHS equipment. Edited reports are then transferred to three-quarter inch videotape and sent by express mail with accompanying scripts to the Monroe news bureau. One can have the best educational ideas in teaching broadcasting, but there is no substitute for experience with the best technological equipment. (TB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southern Arkansas University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Broadcast Education Association (Las Vegas, NV, April 10-13, 1992).