MGA New Media Students and Faculty Take on Live News

Author: Kelsei Etchison
Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:00 AM
Category: Pressroom

Macon, GA

Front Row (left to right): Shawnise Addison, Brittany Carter, Darryl Brundage and Ashley Powell. Back Row (left to right): Cole Aviolas, Brandon Harris, Darius Sullivan, and Bri’Yanna Salmon.

Middle Georgia State University's KnighTVision is getting into the news business.

The student video production office recently launched KnighTVision News as its first news broadcasting project. Several MGA students majoring in New Media and Communication volunteered to join the project as news broadcasters, editors and camera operators.

The MGA  Student Media department developed this opportunity for New Media and Communication students who are interested in broadcast journalism.  

KnighTVision is a student-operated organization that specializes in videography devoted to showcasing students' visual works. The department creates commercials, short fiction films, documentaries, advertisements and, now, news broadcasting segments. The main purpose is to help students gain experience with editing software, video equipment, and being in front of the camera.

“KnighTVision started out as a video stream shown on TV monitors around the school,” said Dr. Andre Nicholson, Student Media coordinator and assistant professor of New Media and Communication. “I saw a great opportunity to help students grow.”

KnighTVision News simulates news packages shown on "real" television channels such as CNN. The news episodes capture events and stories happening on MGA campuses.  There is front desk anchoring, field reporting, and sports broadcasting. Episodes are available on the MGA Student Media YouTube channel and website.

The organization is under the supervision of faculty member, Lauren Cater, assistant professor of Film Production, as advisor, and student Charles Rodriquez as Knight TV coordinator.

Rodriquez is a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Film Production. He is responsible for editing footage and maintaining the work studio and video equipment for KnighTVision. He is also available to help students with class projects and homework in this field.

“We have a special team here at KnighTVision,” said Rodriquez. “There’s a whole team covering a vast array of topics with many fresh styles to create a much more dynamic and professional database of content.”

This student news cast is rapidly growing, presenting relevant news, from the perspective of students.