PLNU News

01
Feb

"Congratulations! Your paper has been accepted by the Organizational Communication Division for presentation at the WSCA Conference." This was the beginning of an email notification received a couple of days ago by Dr. G.L. Forward concerning an original research paper co-authored with students Natalie Daugherty, Heather Michel, and Danica Sandberg.

The paper entitled "The Effects of Communication, Religiosity, and Organizational support on Student Commitment at a Church-Related University" will be presented on February 15, 2009 at the Western States Communication Association Conference being held this year in Mesa, AZ. This project orginated in COM465 and is the seventh paper begun in COM465 to be presented at the Western Conference. Forward, Daugherty, and Michel will attend the conference to present the paper.

Communications & Theatre
11
Jan

Point Loma Nazarene University
Communication Department
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: Justin Hagan
Phone: (619) 849-2729

PLNU STUDENTS RECEIVE TOP NOTCH INTERNSHIPS

San Diego, CA -- PLNU students are receiving great internships that will help them in the future and that are great learning experiences.

Two students who recently completed internships are Erika Roberts and Jake Schafer. Schafer interned with the San Diego Film Festival for its 2009 event. Roberts interned for Carousal Productions, a new production company that was started by Steve Carrell. Carousal Productions focuses on family-based character comedies.

Both students found their internships rewarding and helpful. “The best way for a student film maker to understand how a film festival works is to work at one,” Schafer explained. “I now know the ins and outs of getting a film in a festival and what that all entails.” Schafer also said his internship helped him with networking and making friends who may be able to help him in the future. “I know what they [the film festival] want to see and will make sure that I get it right,” he said.

Roberts said she really enjoyed her internship. She said that one reason she felt she got the internship was because she did not feel a false sense of entitlement like students from other schools. “PLNU students don’t have the same attitude people from other school have,” she said. “I didn’t mind getting lunch for everyone, or going shopping for groceries.”

PLNU alum Shelby Martin received an internship with the production company DreamWorks Studios, and is currently fulfilling her duties there.

Communications & Theatre
09
Jan

San Diego, CA—Student television programming at Point Loma Nazarene University will change channels starting in January. Student produced program will move from Channel 3 to Channel 23.

With the channel change will also come several new programs. PLNU’s advanced television production class has been spent fall semester creating new content, along with developing a new brand for the channel. At least three new shows will air on Channel 23 during spring semester 2010. Each of the shows will be for students created by students, and look at things from a PLNU student’s point of view.

Senior Media Communication major Jake Schafer is excited to see the premiere of new programs. “I feel like it’s time to get some new original programming on the channel,” he said. “I like the direction the channel is going with more original programming and more involvement in programming.”

Student involvement in show development is one way to increase interest in the campus television channel. Sophomore Media Communication major Madison Dyer said he thinks more students will watch. “If you know you or one of your friends is going to be on one of the shows, then you are more likely to watch it.” Dyer explained.

Societal Communication Major Brad Hernandez was featured on one of the new shows, which is a game show. He said he had never watched the on-campus channel before, but would check it out now that he was going to be on one of the shows. “I never even knew there was a channel on campus that had program made for students,” said Hernandez. “I definitely want to check it out now because this is going to be a funny show.”

Communications & Theatre
09
Jan

San Diego, CA – The student television programming channel on PLNU’s campus is switching from channel 3 to channel 23 in January. Channel 3 has been the location for students in the Media Communication and Broadcast Journalism majors to show their work. With the new change in the channel, comes a new name -- Point TV.


Last year, Channel 2 was added for students to showcase short films and other productions. Channel 2 has also been an outlet for ASB and other student organizations at PLNU to showcase events and promote their causes. However, a recent change in cable providers also resulted in a change of student access channels, the channels will merge to create channel 23 and, in turn, will showcase content of both types.


Channel Manager Erika Roberts says the change of names for the student channel was done to offer something original that the school could call its own. “We want someone to identify us as Point Loma's TV station,” said Roberts. “If we ever have to change channels again, we don't have to change the name again, since it's not the name of the channel number we're on.” The new PointTV will continue to provide quality programming produced by students, for students.

Communications & Theatre
14
Dec

Point Loma Nazarene University
Communication Department
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: Justin Hagan
Phone: (619) 849-2729

NEW PROGRAMMING FOR POINT LOMA’S STUDENT TV CHANNEL

San Diego, CA—Student television programming at Point Loma Nazarene University will change channels starting in January. Student produced program will move from Channel 3 to Channel 23.

With the channel change will also come several new programs. PLNU’s advanced television production class has been spent fall semester creating new content, along with developing a new brand for the channel. At least three new shows will air on Channel 23 during spring semester 2010. Each of the shows will be for students created by students, and look at things from a PLNU student’s point of view.

Senior Media Communication major Jake Schafer is excited to see the premiere of new programs. “I feel like it’s time to get some new original programming on the channel,” he said. “I like the direction the channel is going with more original programming and more involvement in programming.”

Student involvement in show development is one way to increase interest in the campus television channel. Sophomore Media Communication major Madison Dyer said he thinks more students will watch. “If you know you or one of your friends is going to be on one of the shows, then you are more likely to watch it.” Dyer explained.

Societal Communication Major Brad Hernandez was featured on one of the new shows, which is a game show. He said he had never watched the on-campus channel before, but would check it out now that he was going to be on one of the shows. “I never even knew there was a channel on campus that had program made for students,” said Hernandez. “I definitely want to check it out now because this is going to be a funny show.”

Communications & Theatre
14
Dec

Point Loma Nazarene University
Communication Department
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: Justin Hagan
Phone: (619) 849-2729

STUDENT TELEVISION NEWS GETS NEW MANAGER AND SET

San Diego, CA – Point Loma’s student TV channel has a new news manager and a new look for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Coastline News, the bi-monthly newscast, is now under the leadership of senior Katie Connor. “We have tried to up-date Coastline News to compete with other school’s newscasts,” said Conner. “Channel 3 manager, Ericka Roberts, created graphics for entertainment, weather and sports.” Conner added that, when it comes to the individual stories, “Each story has an over-the-shoulder graphic to help make all the stories for uniform.”

The Coastline news set has also received a face lift. This project was undertaken by the whole Coastline crew and with the help of students from the Broadcast Journalism and Media Communication majors. Connor and Roberts spearheaded the design of the new set.

Several other improvements have enhanced the newscasts. One change is that Mike Spears directs all the newscasts, rather than having a new director for each show. “Mike is an excellent director,” said Conner. “He works very well with the production crew.” Another change is the use of CNN stories through a special arrangement with the network. CNN provides video feeds free of charge to colleges and universities that have closed-circuit TV programming. “CNN really adds a lot to Coastline News,” Conner stated. “It gives us an opportunity to use current, national and international stories in the newscast.”

Coastline News is “broadcast” live every other Thursday at 8p.m. on channel 3. Starting in January, the student TV channel changes to 23.

Communications & Theatre