Broadcast journalism students film, edit, produce and star in their own show
Bloomfield College broadcast journalism students presented their spring presentations this week. Unlike other years, where students worked collaboratively on a project, this year each student had to film, edit, produce and star in their own 15-minute show. A daunting task, but the students rose to the occasion.
I was able to attend the second day of presentations. Although each student’s show was divided into three segments and a commercial break, their topics of discussion were very different, allowing their own voices and passions to shine through.
Veronica Cobos’ current affairs show, “Cobos’ Corner,” focused on sports, specifically the differences between softball and baseball, and informed viewers about College policies regarding performance-enhancing drugs. performance and drug testing. His self-made publicity was related to the fight against bullying.
Sharae Harvey hosted “Black Lives Matter,” which focused on the ongoing racism in our country, police brutality, and the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election. Its segments included sound clips and actual footage from the trial of George Zimmerman, Sandra Bland and Ashley Sharpton. Its publicity raised awareness of sexually transmitted diseases.
Darren Fisher’s “MTV News” gave us the latest music industry news, followed Fisher to Farleigh Dickinson University where he volunteers his Tuesday nights (7-10 p.m. EST) as a radio DJ for WFDU, and introduced us to the rising music of New Jersey producer and musician, Steven Kellner. Fisher also starred in his own commercial which promoted a car service for seniors called “EZ Ride”.
“Luminous Locks” hosted by Ana Valentin focused on the growing trend of “fancy” hair color and how it could affect your job opportunities. She took us to a hair salon in Little Falls, NJ to speak with a color expert and introduced us to a young woman who experienced “hair discrimination” in the workplace.
The last presentation of the day was Elizabeth Meyer and her show, “Peace of Mind”. Peace of Mind focused on the importance of meditation, especially for busy students. His star interview was with Robert Griffiths, a man who, after a difficult upbringing, found peace of mind through meditation.
Meyers and Valentin’s advertising focused on the green initiative.
All of the presentations featured B-rolls, unique logos, music, voice-overs, quick cuts, and many members of the university community made cameos – students, faculty, and staff.
The Broadcast Journalism Majors Communications Capstones will be presented on Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library Screening Room.
Check out some pictures here.