Point Loma Nazarene University
Point TV: Channel 23
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: October 25, 2014
Written by: Ross Nederhoff
Media Communication & Broadcast Students Doing Professional Projects
Point TV’s studio and show schedule were not the only things to get a makeover this school year. Media Communication student’s opportunities have also expanded this year with the establishment of the Point TV Professionals Unit (the Unit).
The Unit consists of a group of students handpicked by media communication professor Dr. Alan Hueth. Dr. Hueth selected students whose past work has exhibited high production values and skill. The Unit provides opportunities for students who are serious about their craft to go beyond regular class projects and do professional work for on and off campus groups who have need for production of informational, persuasive, and promotional messages. And the students are paid for their time and talent in each project.
Hueth said that the idea for the group grew out of an increasingly professional approach to some of his students, and a growing need for production services.
“Over the years, I've seen PLNU students work hard and do work at the professional level in some of their projects. I’ve also received an increasing number of requests from on-campus (assorted departments) and off-campus entities (businesses - non-profits and for-profits) requesting production services for a variety of programs…We're now at a point where we have so many projects that I thought it was time to pitch the idea of the Unit to the provost and our production students,” Hueth said.
This first group consists of media communication majors Caleb Daniels, Juan Iniguez, Hilary Zeber, Veronica Woda, and Sam Christopher and Broadcast Journalism majors Ross Nederhoff, Greta Wall, Jonathan Pickett, Nick Kjeldgaard, and Samantha Watkins.
Dr. Hueth expounded on the group’s diverse skills saying, “These kids have the right combination of writing, producing, and production skills that are needed to do these jobs…and as other PLNU students improve and develop their skills and maturity, I foresee other media com and broadcast journalism students joining the Unit this year and years to come.”
Their list of projects for this year is quite varied. It includes projects initiated by PLNU as well as external institutions. These include the production of eight PLNU faculty technology feature stories which will present various ways that professors are successfully and efficiently-utilizing technology in their courses; a new promotional video for the media com and broadcast journalism programs. Beyond this, the Unit will continue producing webcast videos for Lord & Gladden (a local financial advisory firm) and will begin producing other projects for other local organizations and production companies in the San Diego area.
Dr. Hueth is optimistic about the future and potential success of the unit. “I’ve done this kind of work before at other universities with my students, and I look forward to a dynamic and prosperous student professional unit at PLNU.”
For more information regarding this release, the Point TV Professionals Unit, or anything Point TV related, please contact Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or Ross Nederhoff firstname.lastname@example.org.