Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
30/10/2009

Avid Cultivates Budding News Professionals

Avid has joined forces with ABC News to participate in ABC News On Campus, an innovative programme designed to give promising news professionals an opportunity to practice real-world news gathering, production and broadcasting.
ABC News On Campus students capture, produce, edit and distribute news stories in their local area, which are often featured across ABC News programmes.
This year, students from six universities, including Arizona State University, Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill) and University of Texas (at Austin) will learn the inner workings of a newsroom, while using industry-leading solutions like Media Composer video editing software to create news stories. The programme is in its second year.
John Green, ABC News Executive Producer of Special Programming and Development, said: "ABC News On Campus is committed to preparing students with the skills they need to walk into any newsroom in this country and excel among colleagues. We are thrilled to have Avid participate with us on this project. Exposing the students to the same technology that we use in our own newsroom allows them to become proficient in the field and keep up with the fast pace of the broadcast industry.
"For many graduates, this real-world experience will be a tipping point in securing a desired job interview."
Currently, ten students at each bureau location, chosen by ABC News and university faculty, are receiving training from the most seasoned broadcast journalists on Avid's state-of-the-art media production solutions, including Media Composer software. Last year's programme was a success, with eight participants in the 2008 ABC News On Campus programme securing jobs within the broadcast industry upon graduation. Meghan Lisson, a Syracuse University student from the programme's inaugural year, landed a job at NBC.
She said: "Working in college as part of ABC's student programme and with industry standard solutions like Media Composer gave me the edge I needed to score a network job in a tough economy. My newsroom skills with Media Composer not only set me apart from the competition, but gave me a major leg up in the professional world.
"With each successive sequence I cut, and each package I produced as part of ABC News On Campus, I was able to further hone my skills and streamline my understanding of broadcast workflows. So often you can be limited by your tools when on a tight deadline; having top-of-the-line, professional and portable Media Composer software allowed me to craft pieces I was proud of every single time."
Gary Greenfield, Chairman of Avid, said: "It is imperative in today's highly-competitve job market that students get real-world experience in the newsroom using industry-leading solutions like Media Composer.
"We commend ABC for developing this programme and we continue to enjoy being a part of an effort that will expand the skill set and opportunity of tomorrow's leading journalists, producers and news executives."
Further information is available at: www.avid.com.
(KMcA/BMcC)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

19/09/2017
TSL Systems Assist With University Project
TSL Systems has assisted with a recent project at the University of Gloucestershire media studies faculty. The company provided consultancy and system
08/08/2017
Sonifex Mixers Selected For University Radio Studio
Sonifex S2 mixers and S2 Solutions furniture have been installed at Rebel, a Students' Union radio station based at Essex University in Colchester. Ho
21/11/2017
New Immersive Studio For Queen's University Belfast
A new immersive sound facility has been installed at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queen's University Belfast. Supplied and installed by HH
29/01/2016
RTS Announces Television Journalism Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016.   The awards, for news and current aff
20/02/2014
RTS Announces TV Journalism Awards
Last night saw the Royal Television Society (RTS) present awards to the winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2012/2013. The ceremony was ch
27/09/2017
Production News : Film4 And C4 Nations & Regions Support New Talent Programme
Independent Scottish film producer Chris Young, has announced plans for a new talent development programme on Skye in May 2018. Young shared his plans
21/09/2017
Production News : Sky Sports Scholarship Programme Returns For A Third Time
The Sky Sports Scholarship Programme is returning for a third time, selecting a new group of rising stars who will benefit from unrivalled funding, ne
27/04/2017
RTS East Centre Announces Nominations For Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the nominations for the RTS East Awards 2017. The inaugural awards will take place on 25
30/01/2015
Nominations Announced For RTS Television Journalism Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2013/2014. The awards, for news and current
13/11/2002
ABC select Avid for transition to digital newsroom
Avid Technology have announced they are to accelerate the transition of ABC’s news operations to an all-digital production environment. The project wi
14/12/2017
University of Westminster Transforms Students' Understanding Of Sound
Over the past two years, the University of Westminster have been revamping the production environment at their award-winning School of Media, Arts and
06/12/2017
Application Opens For Creative Skillset's Trainee Finder Programme
Creative Skillset has announced that applications for its Trainee Finder Programme is now open, with applications being accepted until 8 January, 2018
10/04/2017
CueScript Completes Installation For Sky News
Innovation is a major part of the ethos at CueScript, going hand in hand with solving real-world prompting challenges for broadcasters. This was evide
14/12/2005
Dedicated ITV News Channel axed
ITV has announced that following a "strategic review" it is to invest £2 million in its news programming but the axe has fallen on its 24-hour rolling
06/10/2017
Screen Yorkshire Launches New Training Programme
Screen Yorkshire has announced details of a new training programme that aims to increase film industry skills in the region. The news comes after it w