First Week with WTVM

My first week with WTVM was interesting. I spent most of my first week getting to know a lot of the workers at the station and learning about the different types of software that they use at the station. One program that noticed that practically everyone uses at the station is called ENPS and I also noticed that the editing software that the editors used was called Edius. When I arrive at 9:30 am to the station, I browsed the internet for major news stories to discuss at the 9:45 am news meeting. After the news meeting, I partnered with different employees in different departments such as directors, editors, producers, assignment editors, etc and gain valuable insight on what each position entailed and the do’s and don’ts. Just from my initial experience in the production control room, I can tell that that’s probably going to be the most challenging department for me to learn but I’m ready!

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Intern in a NPACE World!

This semester I got too finish my junior internship (did previous hours this summer) with the NPACE center here on campus. Let me say this: When I first changed my major to Communication I was thrilled. I was at the official opening of the NPACE center and I could not wait to work here!

When I first started to work here, I was intimidated. Everyone was already in their zone. They had a flow of things and here I was the newcomer. Those insecurities quickly left once I was introduced to Hayley Henderson. She welcomed me to the center and I never felt so much at home. My first task is to learn the ins and outs of the NPACE center.

I am actually thinking about pitching a radio show. That would be awesome and the NPACE center has an amazing radio station!

This semester is going to be wonderful!

Brandon Lashley – The Soldiers and Students

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These past 2 weeks have been quite exciting for the Steeplechase on 2 fronts; the first front is the reaching out to advertise and gain support for military personnel for the event. the second is the reach onto the Columbus 

State University campus. With the help of a campaign class instructed by Dr. McCollough, we are able to make advertising that will be directed toward students of CSU and the surrounding college campuses. There is a strong desire to incorporate military and students into the curriculum of the Steeplechase. This year will be the first year of the “College Corner”, an area that is specific to college students for tailgating, live bands, all the while having a great location to watch the race.

Some of the progresses we have made are tickets have been distributed to Fort Benning‘s Moral, Wellness, and Recreation (MWR) ticketing office to
 sell tickets at a military price. There is also a meeting that has been set up for Tuesday, September 17th to meet with Shannon, who is the Marketing Director for the MWR. We will then know if we have the ability to market on Fort Benning and to what extent. This will be a great event that would be great for the family with plenty of things to do for the kids. This is an exciting event and it is my goal to see a heavy military and college presence at the Steeplechase at Callaway.

Jordie King – Training Week Cont…

There are a lot of emotions running through everyone’s mind at the end of training week. People are nervous about having to know all of this information and to be able to relate it with confidence to the Freshmen and Parents coming to summer orientations. People are excited to surround themselves around new people and make a lot of new connections, Some of the team is just there, and doesn’t feel any certain way. I know that the three Head Leaders (myself included) are so pumped and ready for Orientations to begin. We have been teaching our Student and Parents Teams since February and we feel that this team is going to do an amazing job and that every Freshman and Parent coming through this summer will feel that they are at home.

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Some of our awesome team. Excited for Fall!