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NSEMC Update: Welcome to Seattle!

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If you’re here already, we’ll start seeing you around!

If you’re not here yet, here’s a rundown of different ways to get to the hotel from SeaTac airport:

Link light rail: Cheap and easy. The University Street and Pioneer Square stations are both close to the hotel. Warning: there are steep hills, but the walk is short. Fare is $2.75 one-way.

King County Metro transit buses: routes/fares vary.

Downtown Airporter Shuttle: $18 one-way fare.

Yellow Cabs: About $45.

STILA town cars and SUVs: Might be economical if you’ve got a big group with lots of bags.

By | October 21st, 2014|CBI News, Conventions|Comments Off on NSEMC Update: Welcome to Seattle!

Latest Seattle NSEMC Updates!

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Plenty of additions to the CBI Seattle website this past week:

• Complete program listings by day for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

• And complete lists of speakers and sessions with descriptions.

Plus a PDF of the entire convention program.

• Information on tours of KEXP and KING5, plus one-on-one demo reel and résumé critique sessions with radio news pro Glenn Schuck.

Follow our Twitter @askcbi and the Twitter hashtag #CBISeattle for the latest on the convention. And, if you’re coming, join us on the Facebook event page, too!

 

 

By | October 13th, 2014|About CBI, Conventions|Comments Off on Latest Seattle NSEMC Updates!

Demo and Résumé reviews at NSEMC in Seattle!

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One-on-One Demo and Résumé critiques with radio news pro Glenn Schuck on Friday, Oct. 24

Have your demo reel and résumé reviewed in a one-on-one session with news pro Glenn Schuck at the CBI convention in Seattle! Bring both your demo reel/aircheck and résumé. Students should bring their demos on a flash drive or CD, and demos should be no longer than 10 minutes. Click here to sign up.

By | October 9th, 2014|Conventions|Comments Off on Demo and Résumé reviews at NSEMC in Seattle!

Coming to Seattle? Start networking now!

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There are plenty of ways to start getting to know your fellow NSEMC Seattle attendees now!

  • First, join the Facebook event for the convention.
  • Start using the convention hashtag, #CBISeattle, on your social media pages.
  • And, if you’re not already, follow CBI’s Twitter at @askcbi for the latest updates and news as we count down these final days to the convention.
By | October 6th, 2014|Conferences, Conventions|Comments Off on Coming to Seattle? Start networking now!

NSEMC News: Pro résumé and reel reviews

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This year, as an added option for students attending the NSEMC in Seattle, we’re offering one-on-one reviews with a radio news pro for résumés and demo reels! Book an appointment with Glenn Schuck to get real-world feedback on your clips and resume before you head out on the job hunt. Bring your resume and reel on a flash drive or CD.

For more information, check in at the registration desk in Seattle! See you there!

By | September 29th, 2014|Conventions|Comments Off on NSEMC News: Pro résumé and reel reviews

Guest Blog: The Next Generation Radio project

Next Generation Radio is looking for six talented college students interested in working one-on-one with media professionals during the CBI National Student Electronic Media Conference in Seattle, Oct. 20-25, 2014.

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LaToya Dennis

I can say from experience, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

My first experience with Next Generation Radio came while I was a graduate student studying broadcast journalism at Michigan State University. It was October 2005, and I’d recently been hired as a part-time student reporter for WKAR, Michigan State’s public radio station.

The only problem, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, and I had never even heard of public radio.

I’d completed class assignments that required me to write news stories and occasionally cover community happenings, but I quickly learned class is much different than being in an actual newsroom.

After a few months on the job trying to figure out if I was cut out to be a reporter, I applied to participate in a Next Generation Radio training project. I was accepted, and I haven’t looked back since.

Next Generation Radio pairs experienced and accomplished journalists with students. From start to finish, those journalists help to guide mentees through the process of creating a character driven story for air and the web. If you’re familiar with public radio, then you know this is its bread and butter.

I participated in two Next Gen projects as a student. For me, nothing was more valuable than having my mentors, Elaine Heinzman and Phyllis Fletcher, accompany me on interviews to ensure I asked the right questions and collected great sound. Having a working journalist help me through the process of writing and voicing a feature story on deadline didn’t hurt either.

These days, Next Gen Radio also includes story build outs for web. We all know, radio isn’t just radio anymore, which means you need to know how to incorporate other storytelling mediums.

I can definitely say Next Generation Radio prepared me for life after graduation, working as a reporter in a newsroom. And to be completely honest, I still call on my mentors from time to time. Now, nine years after my first experience with Next Gen, I’m elated to return as a seasoned reporter. I can’t wait to pass on all the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years, and probably learn a new trick or two myself.

Back in 2005, the idea of working so closely with someone that whatever weaknesses I had would be exposed was intimidating, but not allowing that to stop me was one of the best career decisions I ever made.

A word of advice—if you’re thinking about applying, stop wasting time and do it. It’s an experience you won’t forget. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 19. Click here to read more and apply.

 

LaToya Dennis is now a reporter for Milwaukee Public Radio
DennisL@uwm.edu
@LDennis380

 

 

 

By | September 16th, 2014|Conferences, Conventions|Comments Off on Guest Blog: The Next Generation Radio project

Seattle Keynote: John Curley

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Join us Saturday for our keynote speaker session with John Curley, host of the Curley and Tom Radio Show in Seattle. John is a former host of King 5 TV’s Evening Magazine, the highest-rated regionally produced TV show in the country for fourteen years.

curleyJohn has a long list of awards and accomplishments, having picked up an Emmy for weather in 1993 and for interviewing and hosting in 1994. The zenith of his career was reached in 1995 when he was hired for Evening Magazine. John quickly became the most recognized local TV personality and was voted by the readers of Seattle Weekly as their favorite “TV Guy.”

In this presentation, John Curley, whose Emmy-winning, star-studded, implausible career defies “normal,” shares his personal formula for succeeding through difficulty in this high-energy presentation. Having a 30+ year experience in broadcast, both television and radio, John brings a complete broadcast perspective that can help lead to your own career achievements and future success.

For more information about John Curley, visit http://mynorthwest.com/category/tomandcurley or follow him on Twitter @curleyseattle.

By | September 11th, 2014|CBI News, Conventions|1 Comment

NESMC Seattle Updates

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Here’s the latest going on in preparation for NESMC in Seattle, Oct. 22-25!

Next Generation Radio storytelling project is taking applications

Pre-Convention Workshops for Wednesday, Oct. 22

• Preliminary lists of speakers and sessions (more to come soon)

Complete listing of awards finalists

Hotel reservation rates and information

Registration rates and information

By | September 8th, 2014|Conferences, Conventions|Comments Off on NESMC Seattle Updates

National Student Production Awards Finalists

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All the finalists are posted for the CBI National Student Production Awards! Thank you to everyone who entered and we will announce the winners at the National Student Electronic Media Convention in Seattle! See you there!

Finalists: Best News Reporting – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Blood Drive

• KTSW-FM, Texas State University
Texas Wild Rice Festival

• WMUL-FM, Marshall University
MU PreK

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Women lag behind in entrepreneurship

Finalists: Best News Reporting – Television

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Police Take Down

• UTVS Television, St. Cloud State University
Giving by the Gallon

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
UO Students Say Sayonara to EMU

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Gary’s Story

Finalists: Best Podcast – Radio

• KCWU-FM 88.1 The ‘Burg, Central Washington University
The ‘Burg Spotlight

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Carolina Connection, Jan. 24, 2014

• KZSU-FM, Stanford University
Episode 23: Pinky and the Brain

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Nick Aliotti: The Best Interview Around

Finalists: Best Vodcast – Television

• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC’s The Lounge: Matthew E. White “Big Love”

• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC’s The Lounge: T0W3RS “The Situation”

• Orbit TV, Muskingum University
Luke’s Tech Corner

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
Live @ KJHK – Your Friend at the Natural History Museum

Finalists: Best Promo – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Keeping Things Fresh

• WMUL-FM, Marshall University
WMUL-FM Blues Format Promo

• KWSC-TV, Wayne State College
KWSC-FM Station Promo

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK – AstroBase Recruitment Ad

Finalists: Best Promo – Television

• Viking Fusion, Berry College
Viking Fusion App

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
We Are North Texas

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2 Connected

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Welcome Spring

Finalists: Best PSA – Radio

• WOBN-FM, Otterbein University
Superman

• WISU-FM, Indiana State University
Bullying PSA

• KWSC-TV, Wayne State College
Conn Library

• WDBM Impact89fm, Michigan State University
Safe Halloween

Finalists: Best PSA – Television

• Viking Fusion/COM 425, Berry College
Child Abuse

• CAPS 13, Pittsburg State University
GUSNet PSA

• KFKX-FM, Hastings College
Beat Breast Cancer

• West Virginia State University Communications Department Com 160 TV Production, West Virginia State University
Enough Is Enough

Finalists: Best Sports Reporting – Radio

• UTA Radio, University of Texas-Arlington
UTA Radio Sports Breakdown 2-18-14

• WRHU-FM, Hofstra University
Women Can Tackle Too

• WISU-FM, Indiana State University
WISU Sports Update

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Oregon Takes the Decade, Defeats Washington 45-24

Finalists: Best Sports Play-by-Play – Radio

• WOBN-FM, Otterbein University
Otterbein University Men’s Basketball vs. Muskingum University on WOBN

• WSWI-AM, University of Southern Indiana
USI vs. Bellermine

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
Oregon vs. Washington Softball

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Final Four Kentucky Wildcats vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Finalists: Best Sportscast – Television

• School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Sports Extra – April 21, 2014

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Cougnation Season 3 Episode 6

• OUTV/WIRE, University of Oklahoma
Sooner Sports Pad

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Friday Football Frenzy

Finalists: Best Regularly Scheduled Program – Radio

• AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo
The Rundown Group 1: Humanizing Machines

• WDBM Impact89fm, Michigan State University
Impact Exposure

• WCRX-FM, Columbia College Chicago
Writers at the Edge

• KWVA-FM, University of Oregon
This Oregon Life: Trapped

Finalists: Best General Entertainment Program – Television

• KBVR-TV, Oregon State University
Glimpses: Game Night

• Titan TV, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
We’re All Mad Here – “Which Dreamed It”

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
Ardillando – Season 8

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Amateur Hour

Finalists: Best Newscast – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Globe News

• WONC-FM, North Central College
February Original Report

• WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University
Chris Newman Newscast

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
6 PM Newscast October 14

Finalists: Best Newscast – Television

• Ithaca College Television, Ithaca College
Newswatch 16 – April 8, 2014

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
ntTV Nightly News

• UTVS Television, St. Cloud State University
UTVS News

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2 News – February 28, 2014

Finalists: Best Special Broadcast – Radio

• WHSN, Husson University
Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2013

• WJMU-FM, Millikin University
The War of the Worlds

• WCRX-FM, Columbia College Chicago
Sam Lay

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK – USS Carpathia Holiday Special

Finalists: Best Special Broadcast – Television

• Orbit TV, Muskingum University
Muskie Daily Special Edition: Bomb Threat Update

• Rowan Television Network, Rowan University
Philippine Benefit Special: Typhoon Haiyan Relief

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Finding Frankie’s Diagnosis

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
Breaking News—KSU Gunman

Finalists: Best Student Media Website – Combined

• Radio K – KUOM, University of Minnesota
www.RadioK.org

• Viking Fusion, Berry College
vikingfusion.berry.edu

• WGUR-FM, Georgia College and State University
www.gcsuradio.com

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
wsum.org

Finalists: Best Station Imaging – Combined

• Titan TV, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Welcome Back

• WSWI-AM, University of Southern Indiana
The Edge Imaging

• TV2 KSU, Kent State University
TV2.0

• WSUM-FM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
WSUM Imaging Package

Finalists: Best Social Media Presence – Combined

• WKNC-FM, North Carolina State University
WKNC Social Media

• KTSW-FM, Texas State University
KTSW Social Media

• KJHK-FM, University of Kansas
KJHK Social Media

• KFJC-FM, Foothill College
KFJC Social Media

Finalists: Best Documentary/Public Affairs – Radio 

• AUC Radio, The American University in Cairo
28 and Single

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Vinyl Revival

• WTBU-FM, Boston University
Massachusetts in Motion

• WGLS-FM, Rowan University
Online Dating: There’s an App for That?

Finalists: Best Documentary/Public Affairs – Television

• MSU TV-2, Midwestern State University
Under the Helmet

• Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University
McCrea 1971: Louisiana’s Forgotten Rock Festival

• SCTV 39 / CTVR 129 Documentary Production, Saddleback College
The Girl with Eight Limbs

• Mason Cable Network, George Mason University
George Mason: Patriot for Liberty

Finalists: Best Comedy – Television

• North Texas Television, University of North Texas
GDI – Gamma Delta Iota

• NeuTube, Neumann University
The Media Club: Episode 3

• NeuTube, Neumann University
NeuTube Laughs: Shamrock Shakes

• Cable 8, Washington State University
Viral Vision: Profs Reading Tweets

Finalists: Best DJ – Radio

• WGCS-FM, Goshen College
Ashlee Evans Air Check

• WBGU-FM, Bowling Green State University
The Afternoon Rush

• KCSU-FM, Colorado State University
DJ Thunderbeard and DJ ZJ’s Super Sweet Sixteen and Pregnant Show

• WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University
Elizabeth Rill’s DJ Compilation

By | August 29th, 2014|Contests, Conventions|Comments Off on National Student Production Awards Finalists