Television Studio: ASU TV 13
Alcorn State University’s Mass
Communication students learn Television broadcasting blending theory, written
and practical work. Like outstanding institutions elsewhere, students benefit
from a professional, functional television studio, where they learn
fundamental principles and practices of the television industry.
courses on writing, editing, and management, students gather information,
conduct interviews, tape shows, edit and occasionally broadcast them over the
television station channel: ASU TV 13.
testimony of the program’s success shines through its graduates, who excel in
the state and elsewhere in the country. Two Mississippi reporters and anchors,
who strike lovely chords in the hearts and minds of viewers are Alcorn State
University Mass Communication graduates, Melissa Faith Payne (WJTV) and Katina Rankin (WLBT) both in Jackson, MS.
These are seasoned broadcasters who acquired their basic professional
proficiency from the Department of Mass Communication at Alcorn State
In addition to their classroom activities, current Mass Communication students serve as directors, producers, anchors, camera operators as well as photographers. Conscientious and committed students who are willing
to learn, acquire expertise in television broadcasting like their counterparts
produce packages and broadcast programs over the station. Students record
campus events such as SWAC football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and
competitions for occasional broadcasts. Commencements, pageants, concerts and
other special events are also taped, edited and broadcast over the television
students participate in and win competitions, affirming that they favorably
match their peers elsewhere on the globe. Those who maximize the opportunities,
graduate from the program with comparative advantage over their counterparts
studio is equipped with the basics for students to learn the rudiments of television broadcast. Those eager to learn more do
internships with television stations around the country. The studio has cameras,
a switcher and sound board and appropriate lighting for programs.
of ever changing industry standards broadcast students gain proficiency in Final
Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe
Photoshop & After Effects.
In keeping with the growing trend of internet broadcasting, the Mass Communication department has added video streaming of events over the Internet to the requisite skillset students gain, giving students interested in the evolving area a major head start over
their colleagues elsewhere.
A major upgrade of the television studio is in the planning stages. In the meantime, students who maximize the opportunity
excel and distinguish themselves in the industry.
One lesson caring instructors and mentors inculcate in
students is that with rapid technological advances, media practitioners
like all professionals are perpetual learners who must constantly sharpen and
upgrade their skills. What one obtains today, becomes outdated tomorrow with