ERIC Number: ED454556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Broadcast Journalism Students Professional Experiences by Producing Political Television Programs.
Reppert, James E.
In June 1997 a 25-minute television interview program, "The SAU Report," was born at Southern Arkansas University. In January 1998 a 15-minute radio news program titled "SAU Magazine" was produced by Advanced Radio Production students. As 1998 began, with coverage available for SAU student broadcasts, it made sense to encourage Arkansas political candidates to visit campus to videotape "The SAU Report." In addition, edited audio segments of these interviews could air on "SAU Magazine." In all, seven candidates for United States Senate, Governor, House of Representatives, and Attorney General came to campus to videotape their interviews. Students did the research for questions and alerted the local media, and they addressed their assignments professionally. This particular assignment proved to be a rewarding educational activity and community service. Included is the syllabus for the course BJ 2033/Broadcast Performance which: outlines grading criteria and assignments, provides a catalog description, gives the text to be used and purpose/objective, lists topics to be emphasized, and presents information on teaching strategies, student readings, major assignments, and instructor bibliography. Contains interview tips, student correspondence with candidates, campus communication for publicity purposes, and letters from two candidates following their interviews. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas