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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The full-service ad agency Media Link is owned by Natalie Linville-Mass (Bcast Sales & Mgmt 1992). In 2011 her Rock Island, Il., firm developed proprietary software for media buying and has donated a license for Drake SJMC students to use. The Media Link Software™ provides a new generation in planning software because it allows maximum flexibility in the […]
The annual Holiday Newsletter compiled by SJMC’s Electronic Media faculty is ready for inspection. Feel free to forward the link to classmates who may have become disconnected. Thanks to you who contributed information about your professional and personal lives during the past 12 months. Happy Holidays!
Personal and professional updates are requested of Radio-Television, Broadcast News, and Broadcast Sales & Management graduates for the E-Media Holiday Newsletter.
Newsradio 1040 WHO Program Director and morning co-host Van Harden told the Radio News class digital technology has brought the greatest change to the profession since he began his career at Perry, Iowa’s, radio station. Harden’s media career has included stops in Tulsa radio and 10 years as mid-day host for KRNT-AM, Des Moines. The […]
Iowa Public Radio correspondent Rick Fredericksen says today’s digital field recording equipment allows him to concentrate even more on natural sound for his stories.
A 12-newscast production schedule that began Feb. 2 concluded with a special half-hour Relays Edition, April 26.
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