Issuu on Google+

VOL. 27, NO. 2 - SPRING 2013 Southern Communicator A Publication of the School of Journalism and Communication SJ&C students attend media tradeshow in Las Vegas By Verner Del Castillo For the first time in five years, four stu- the industry, especially the hardware and walked into the convention center, it was dents and one professor from the School the software, the tools they would use to just so vast. And everybody was there. of Journalism and Communication at- create content.” From Canon to Nikon to CBS, I even tended the annual National Association James Ringstaff, a sophomore media ran into a few people from Google.” of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las production major, was impressed by the The NAB Show, held for over 85 Vegas, Nevada,April 15-16. massive size of the event. “When I first years, remains the convention everyone The tradeshow is the largest in arrived I honestly wasn’t sure what to in the broadcast industry looks forward the world for electronic media, and expect. And then when I got there and to attend. brings together over 90,000 broadcasters and entertainment professionals from around the globe. This event features over 1,500 exhibitors spread out over 800,000 square feet of space, as well as over 500 skill-building sessions available to attendees. Exhibits of new products and services soon to hit the market are the main attraction. All major manufacturers and entertainment companies of electronic media content are present at the event. “Every tool imaginable to create electronic media is represented,” said professor Stephen Ruf. “The reason we thought this was valuable for students is that it gives Professor Stephen Ruf (left) and media production majors: Kendall Rittenour, Brooklyn Boulware, James Ringstaff, and Cole them a big picture view of Taylor at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas. Inside: New class prepares students for digital work force Page 2 Award winning photojournalist shares his story Page 4

SJC Communicator Spring 2013

Related publications