Professor Prepared to Teach TV News Magazine Stories
July 28, 2011 (San Diego, Calif.) - Clark Greer, Ph.D., professor of communication, is armed with new skills and production techniques to share with students in his spring long-form broadcast news course after attending the Maine Media Workshops, June 19-25.
Greer participated in the "Producing the TV News Magazine Story" session. The workshop involved an intensive study and analysis of news magazine stories, as well as researching, interviewing, scripting, shooting and editing a 7-minute news magazine story on Nigerian artist and national art ambassador Ibiyinka Alao. A former 60 Minutes producer taught the class.
“I really wanted to have hands-on depth of experience doing this type of news story that I could pass along to my students,” said Greer. “I can show my class everything start to finish that we did.”
Greer was able to attend the workshop thanks to a Research and Special Project (RASP) grant from PLNU and a faculty grant from the PLNU Alumni Association.
“It’s really hard to get training like this professionally and so to have an opportunity to attend a workshop that is taught by a former 60 Minutes producer is phenomenal,” Greer said.