Behind the scenes with broadcast students

Seven journalism students face a bank of screens, and with only a few minutes to go before recording starts, the atmosphere is busy and tense. This is the control room of UM News, a weekly news segment staffed by senior broadcast journalism students. Though the students are producing their broadcast in the Don Oliver Television … Continue reading Behind the scenes with broadcast students

We no longer control the video…

The recent tragedy at WDBJ in Roanoke, VA has prompted the usual journalistic introspection about violent imagery. Our industry has shown once again that we are a wild bunch, with no unified standards. Some outlets covering the shooting of Alison Parker and Adam Ward chose to show isolated snippets from the station’s own video of … Continue reading We no longer control the video…