For the first time ever, Dominican College is offering a course this spring semester called Broadcast Journalism for TV. The class is taught in the new TV studio on the upper floor of the Granito Center.
Andrew Burns, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, said the 20 students who take the class are getting exposed to different fields of communications by producing a newscast and finding out what jobs suit them best. “Everybody rotates so they get experience in every position – director, producer, anchor, writer, editor, camera person,” said Burns. “I think everybody has been able to get the feel for the communications field a bit more and where they want to try to find work later on.”
Burns said the students write the newscast which covers campus news, record it digitally, edit it, and upload it to the College server. During the next school year, it is hoped that the newscast will run on the TV monitors located throughout the College.