Students’ Baynews.tv Highlights Social Issues, Future
Broadcast Media and Digital Media Studies students are continuing to produce Baynews.tv, including thematic, news magazine shows such as “Facing the Future” and “Literally, Miami.”
Each approximately 30-minutes long, these shows are hosted on a student-designed website and supplemented by web videos, infographics, and interactive maps, as well as full graphics packages.
These efforts are the result of a combined course taught by Dr. Moses Shumow and Professor Lilliam Martinez-Bustos, which includes the capstones for Digital Media Studies, TV Production, and Broadcast Journalism.
“I think the strength of this combined course is that it gives students a real-life experience as to what it will be like to work in a fully converged newsroom,” Shumow said, “one where broadcast and digital content are given equal emphasis and teamwork across platforms and modes of delivery is essential. I’m proud of the work these students have produced in just eight weeks, and look forward to the shows they’ll be producing by the end of the semester.”
Gabriela Arzola, a senior Broadcast Journalism major, said that the Bayview.tv project helps bring everything that she’s learned in her program together in one solid outcome.
“Senior year can be hectic, with tests, readings and trying to find a job. It’s not easy,” Arzola said. “But no matter how crazy life can get, I always look forward to my Capstone class. Everyone is so talented, funny and wants to create a great product for the newscasts. Although at times it can be stressful, we conquer every deadline as a team, but most importantly, as a family. For that, I am forever grateful.”