In our Broadcast studio, through the production of weekly announcement shows, The Roadrunner Report and The Roadrunner Huddle, students learn how to operate professional Broadcast TV Studio cameras, video switchers, audio mixers, and lighting equipment. They are also taught video editing techniques as well as how to write a script that works with and reflects the video they have captured. Learning how to direct, conduct interviews and present on camera are also part of this course of study.
In the level one class, students begin by learning about the basics of reporting: checking facts, what makes a good source, ethics that go into reporting and writing, as well as learning about the style of writing for journalism. The instructor begins to introduce the technology used in the studio and the field. In the second year, they continue to build on that by trying to produce more content on a regular basis to share with the community. By a student’s third year, they are leading that process among the others in the class and they will also have opportunities to work on longer form projects to explore documentary and other filmmaking aspects of production.