Cory Veal – Accomplished

This week at the Boys & Girls Club I received great news. I was informed my first news release was picked up by the Ledger Enquirer. Not only was it picked up, it made it to the the Sunday paper on the second page! The news release was centered around the Youth of the Year announcement and the young lady’s advancement to compete in Atlanta.  I am very proud and hope to send out another news release soon.

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 I feel I have a learned a lot so far in both my internships. While at the Boys & Girls Club I am experiencing a lot of PR work and at the NPACE center  a lot of media production. We are winding down to the last month of school for this semester and I hope my internships continues to help me grow professionally.

Jessica Word – Working with NPACE

The NPACE Center has been hustling and bustling to keep up with Artbeat this week! Students could be seen carrying cameras, tripods, etc. all around downtown and in the surrounding area.

Tyler and I shot the Sculpture walk Thursday afternoon. I am not from Columbus and am unfamiliar with downtown and its sculptures. This tour was very small which turned out to be a good thing, because the group leader took her time and explained more about each sculpture and the artist. It was very interesting!

After the tour, we came back to the NPACE Center and I archived the footage.

As part of my internship, I need to be familiar with many Adobe programs such as Final Cut Pro X, Audition, Photoshop, etc. In my integrated web design class, we were tasked with creating the home page of a website in Photoshop.  I have worked with Photoshop in the past, so it wasn’t that difficult to pick it up again and create this home page.

My group is working together to create a website for CONTACT, which is also an NPACE Center partner. Our plan is to create a potential website which they will then implement with the help of the NPACE Center.

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Cory Veal- Archiving and website updates

This week at the Boys & Girls Club we focused on updating our website. We are in the process of installing new software and getting the project started next week. We spent the week learning about what audiences we need to market to on the websites and how to gain and keep their attention.

This is our current website that we plan to make more user friendly.

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Last Friday, I also sent out my first press release. This is very exciting and I hope it gets picked up soon from our local media outlets.

My time in the NPACE  center has been centered around Artbeat. I spent a few hours archiving footage that had been shot from the previous events. Professor Hart taught me how to archive and it was a little different for me since I was taught to archive footage from a dock as opposed a camera, which is how it is done in the NPACE center. I hope to continue to learn in the NPACE center and put my knowledge to use in my upcoming semesters.

Jasmine Jones – Fun Week at WTVM News Leader 9

Interning at WTVM News Leader 9 has been a rewarding experience.  This week I helped out with a story about a girl who was caught with drugs at Applebee’s. In the pictures you will see me getting b-roll of the Applebee’s for the news segment.  I also helped to write the script for this story.  This was fun because I felt like a detective learning the information about the case.  Also, on Wednesday I got a chance to do more writing by helping with teases and it was awesome hearing the anchor read it on the news and laugh at the funny ones.  I am continuing to learn more about broadcast journalism and I enjoy meeting and getting to know the people at the station.

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Malinda Shamburger- Thunder In the Valley

On March 16th, if you were anywhere in the vicinity of the Columbus Airport, chances are you heard an earth-shattering noise, and maybe you saw planes spinning and twirling out of control. No, Columbus was not under attack, nor was Stephen Spielberg filming The Civil War Part II. What was happening was, Columbus’ The Thunder In the Valley. Each year, flight enthusiasts from across the state meet in Columbus to showcase their talents. In addition to airplanes, there were race cars and motorcycles. The grand finale seemed to be taken straight from a high budget action film. There were racing motorcycles and a huge explosion!

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This event served as more than just an air show. It is also a fundraiser, Thunder In the Valley supports many agencies in Columbus that provide services for children. Twin Cedars is fortunate to be one of those agencies that received this generous gift.

The benefactor will be the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home. I have talked about this part of Twin Cedars in past blogs. It is wonderful to know that the community is concerned about the welfare of children, and they are not just sitting around discussing it, that they are making genuine efforts to raise money. It is putting your money where your mouth is. The girls were able to come out and enjoy the show as well. One of the members of the Shepherd Home staff said, “It is so wonderful to be here, and to see our girls being able to be girls.” Having a good time was the order of the day!  The girls, Columbus, and even I had wonderful day!

Hudson Thompson – Dub & Disappointment

This week was somewhat of a let down when it came to Friday. Earlier this week, I was told that I would get to do some voice-tracking for an upcoming commercial (AKA I’m going to be on the radio immortalized in a commercial)! But, of course, something comes up with work and I have to go to work instead of getting to make the commercial. So, hopefully, I will get my chance to do that on the next commercial that requires extra voices!

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Voice-tracking… You will be mine.

On Tuesday and Thursday, I was put to the testt when station manager, Steve Wheeler, asked me to dub in a commercial.  I would have been able to do it flawlessly IF I knew the email password (which I now know how to enter the email I needed) to access the pre-made commercials. In the past, when I dubbed in commercials and beds they were already where I needed them and I did not have to hunt for them. However, next time I will be ready for sure!  I dubbed in some more commercials Thursday, and Tuesday I assisted Dr. Dave with his show. I am getting great at making bad jokes (his show is filled with funny stories and ridiculous jokes). There is never a dull moment!

Charissee McKee- Social Media

I am learning the ends and outs of social media. For example, how to handle a crisis on a social media website as well as when it is the best time to post an update. I am learning a lot and Hannah has been a big help with teaching me the information. She actually gave me the opportunity to post some statuses on the College of the Arts page so I could get use to social media and how to do  ot. She gave me some very valuable information about actually spreading out information, based upon just how much activity the page actually gets. It was very informative. She stressed that it is best to do your research on social media so you could get a better understanding of the dos and don’ts. She actually gave me an outline with information about social media. I think this is the perfect time to learn, especially with Artbeat going on.

Our society is becoming so fast paced and social medias is playing a major role within our society. It is best to understand them now and make yourself more accessible for companies. They want you to be well-rounded and have a professional social media presence. I am glad I am learning this now before I join the workforce. I was given the task to actually come up with a media plan. I have been looking at the dos and don’ts as well as how other universities use of social media. The article Hannah told me to look at has been very helpful in trying to develop a plan for our own page. I will continue to do more research in order to develop a good media plan. SMO_Social_Media_Optimization