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Why Broadcasting?

Broadcast and multi-media journalism is a big part of our society and is how the people get their news, as well as entertainment.  Through their TV screens, phones, and radios they can watch videos, keep up with what’s going on in the news, as well as listening to music in their cars—making broadcasting more important than ever in today’s modern world.  Here at Concord University, you have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques needed in order to not only get you employment outside of college, but to keep up and make a serious impact in your field.   Broadcast and multi-media journalism is a big part of our society and is how the people get their news, as well as entertainment.  Through their TV screens, phones, and radios they can watch videos, keep up with what’s going on in the news, as well as listening to music in their cars—making broadcasting more important than ever in today’s modern world.  Here at Concord University, you have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques needed in order to not only get you employment outside of college, but to keep up and make a serious impact in your field. 
 

Program Overview

There’s a lot of hands on work involved in this field with our TV and Radio stations. You will get to host live shows as well as create your own content. You will not only experience station work but field work as well. You will be going out and capturing images and video as well as interviewing a variety of people from students to faculty to business owners!  Our stations are run by the students, for the students, putting out new content all the time. 

For TV you will be able to experience what it’s like working in a news room. Our TV station, called Mountain Lion News (MLN), is as authentic as it gets. You will get to handle a lot of different equipment such as cameras, microphones, lights, and more. You will be working with editing software like Adobe Premier where you will be able to edit video and audio in order to produce content for the TV station. Additionally, you'll be required to go out during campus events and capture footage for the news segment later that week. With all the activities that happen around campus, you will never run out of ideas. 

In Radio you will gain first-hand experience working in a live radio station, our station WVCU 97.7 FM.  The training with the station requires using computer software such as Adobe Audition where you can manipulate audio in order to produce content. You will also be responsible for having your own show once a week. During your show, you will run the sound board, host guests, fill out the station log, and talk live to listeners. WVCU is FCC licensed so we are on air 24/7, every day. Anyone can tune in by turning the radio dial to 97.7 or listening to the live stream from our website (see button below) or downloading our free app WVCU Radio, friendly to both apple and android.

  Career Outlook

News Anchor (many different kinds)
Camera Operator
Producer
Director
Editor
Field Reporter
Marketing Manager
Radio DJ
Soundboard Operator
Switcher Operator
Camera Engineer
Videographer
Computer Graphics Operator
Production Coordinator
Audio Engineer
Corporate Video Producer
Public Relations
Advertising
Journalist
Production Technician...and many more. 

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