Secrets of a Successful Broadcast Journalism Program

The Nationally Award-Winning Mustang Morning News Broadcast

The challenges of establishing and maintaining a broadcast journalism program are numerous.  How do you generate story ideas? What do you say to students who want to produce a comedy show? How do you grade students?  What are the best cameras and editing systems to use and how many will you need?  And then there’s the principal who always wants you to make nice videos promoting “positive” events at school.

In this slideshow, originally presented at the 2011 NSPA/JEA national convention in Minneapolis, you’ll find out how one broadcast journalism program, the Mustang Morning News, has managed to tackle some of these issues and win national awards in the process.


Michael Hernandez

Michael has taught Film/Video Production and Broadcast Journalism since 1999, and advises the Pacemaker-winning Mustang Morning News. He regularly presents seminars on journalism, video and technology-related topics, and is a former JEA National Broadcast Adviser of the Year. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @cinehead

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