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John Lytle  // Posts published by John Lytle

29 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

TV-8’s Eric Hanson Visits JMC100

KCCI (TV) storyteller and morning anchor Eric Hanson shared video samples and “How-To” discussion with JMC100 students Oct. 29. The winner of significant state, regional and national news awards told students finding story focus and interesting characters are critical steps toward compelling, memorable results.


06 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

Drake Students Win IBNA Recognition

Electronic Media seniors Frank Merchlewitz and Gwen Baumgardner won first-place student awards in Public Affairs and In Depth/Series for their 4-minute reports produced during fall semester’s JMC73 Radio News class and aired on 94-1 The Dog.


08 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

Governor Branstad Visits With Reporting Students

Gov. Terry Branstad told Advanced Reporting students Iowa operates an “honest, open, responsive” government. During a 40-minute visit to Meredith Hall, the governor said “The state’s financial house is in order” and the unemployment rate has dropped from 6.1% to 4.4%. The 5-term governor appeared at the invitation of adjunct instructor Mike Glover, retired AP […]


03 Apr Posted by in About Drake SJMC, SJMC news | Comments Off

2014 DrakeLINE Newscasts Reach Halfway Point

Sixteen Radio-Television Producing and Broadcast News students are reporting, writing, producing and directing DrakeLINE’s 16th offering since spring 1993. The weekly 12-newscast cycle concludes May 8.


11 Dec Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

Scout Troop 28 Visits E-Media

Cub Scout Troop 28 and their leaders toured Meredith Hall’s basement Dec. 8 to learn more about radio and television production.


10 Dec Posted by in About Drake SJMC, SJMC news | Comments Off

E-Media Holiday Newsletter

Our 2013 edition of Electronic Media’s Holiday Newsletter is ready for your inspection. Lots of news to share on the facilities and curriculum front. And we never cease to be amazed at the interesting lives our alumni lead!


16 May Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

DrakeLINE Newscast Closes Its 15th Season

Twenty-three Electronic Media seniors executed the last of 12 successful capstone newscasts May 9. Students began producing DrakeLINE during alternate Spring Semesters in 1993. More recently the activity has occurred each Spring.


29 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

WHDH Producer Shares Boston Experience

When Chris Parrish finished his Broadcast News studies in May 2005 he shot and edited sports content for Championship Productions in his hometown Ames. Little did he imagine eight years later he’d be on duty as a line producer at WHDH-TV when two bombs ended the Boston Marathon. Parrish told the JMC173 Broadcast Reporting class […]


22 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

B-News Students Score at IBNA Convention

Drake students accepted five first-place awards, including Best Radio Newscast, during the Iowa Broadcast News Association convention in Johnston Saturday. Drake Broadcast News junior and DBS President Erin Hassanzadeh received a $500 scholarship funded by friends and family of Eliot Keller, co-founder of pioneer KRNA-FM, Iowa City, and co-owner/general manager of KZIA/KGYM, Cedar Rapids. Keller […]


15 Apr Posted by in SJMC news | Comments Off

Eric Hanson Visits Broadcast Reporting Class

KCCI reporter Eric Hanson told the J173 Broadcasting Reporting class he strives to find interesting characters through whom he can tell his stories. Some ideas arrive by e-mail or telephone calls, while others come from experience. An Iowa farm boy, Hanson attended Roland-Story High School and Wartburg College. Following TV internships in Minneapolis and Waterloo, […]