The Mane Event
In TV Broadcast Journalism, students work together to produce a twice-weekly, ten-minute news show, called the Mane Event, that is viewed by the entire school. Students rotate through different jobs, such as: producer, director, tech-director, audio engineer, camera operator, teleprompter and on-screen talent, to learn all aspects of television production. In addition, they will learn to edit news stories and opening sequences on non-linear computer systems.
Although practical skills are taught and assessed, this class also emphasizes leadership, teamwork, planning and public speaking, which are all very marketable in today's economy. While many students go on to film school and various journalism and communications programs, many others find work upon graduation in the growing fields of television and video production.