Eleven Union University Communication Arts students journeyed to NYC over Spring Break to attend the National Broadcasting Society’s annual convention. During the convention, the students were exposed to speakers and panel discussions from professionals in TV, radio and film. Topics included freelancing, resume building, producing a newscast, documentary films and many others. Tours of media facilities with workshops were scheduled. These included NBC, CBS, ABC, the Major League Baseball Network, Heart One Radio and others. They also mingled with nearly 400 other students from campuses across the country.
In their downtime, Todd Starnes of the FOX network arranged a special VIP tour of the FOX facilities. The following day it was a pizza supper with special bakery-style cupcakes on his apartment rooftop in Brooklyn. Several hours of free time were spent touring museums, walking through Central Park, attending Broadway plays, shopping and of course eating NYC’s famous pizza, hot dogs and cheesecake from street vendors and restaurants. Next year’s convention is scheduled for Washington, D.C.