Our six MMJ students were picked out of an incredible group of 51 applicants from the US and abroad. Our selections stood out for their well-rounded skill sets, innovative ideas, and recommendations by their professors. These six students worked with faculty advisors Nancy Dupont and Iveta Imre to cover BEA2019 and the NAB show, which can be found below.

Meet The Team

Cali Godwin

Cali Godwin

Student MMJ

McPherson College
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Garrett Short

Garrett Short

Beasley Scholar

Indiana State University
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Justina Brown

Justina Brown

Student MMJ

Seattle Pacific University
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Kelsey Valle

Kelsey Valle

Student MMJ

San Jose State University
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Sam Luther

Sam Luther

Student MMJ

The University of Alabama
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Zachary Anders

Zachary Anders

Beasley Scholar

Washington State University
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2019 Coverage

Videos

Students pitch their next Hollywood blockbuster to industry pros at BEA 2019

Students in attendance at BEA 2019 in Las Vegas had a special chance to meet with two Hollywood insiders to talk story ideas and how to pitch your next film or television show. Ken Lazednik and Jon Vandergriff both spoke to the audience on the importance of storytelling for the screen and how to put your best work forward when pitching ideas to studios. The pair then stayed on hand to hear real story pitches and give feedback to a select group of lucky students. For more, watch the video clip here.

Latinos at NAB 2019

An attendance of 91,460 people was reported for the 2019 NAB Show in a NAB Communications press release. There were 24,096 international attendees and 160 countries represented at the convention. Hear from Latinos who were there to check out the latest broadcasting technology and advance their own enterprises.

Guillermo Díaz, Spanish radio announcer and voice actor based in Los Ángeles

Veronica Thebar, CFO at Broadcast and Production Services in México

Jorge Garcia, CEO at Teaasi Video in México

Valeria Canseco, Imagen Televisión in México

ESports defies critics

ESports have burst onto the scene as a featured form of entertainment for fans across the globe. Whether it is Fortnite or Apex Legends, gaming has become a medium that brings in millions of dollars daily.

You don’t have to walk far at the NAB Show to find a gaming exhibit. At the ESports Experience, Roger Caneda and Noel Nelson are helping to grow the network of gamers. They detail the judgement that ESports have overcome and discuss the future.

Professional gamers have become celebrity gamers in their own right. Justin Akeem is at the NAB Show taking part in the ESports Experience tournament. For the former professional skateboarder, he is living out his childhood dream that so many people doubted.

BEA STUDENTS WIN NEWS AWARDS

Garrett Short from the University of Indiana State and Zachary Anders from the Washington State University both took home first place prizes in the news category for faculty and students. Short is a senior aspiring to be a sports reporter/anchor, while Anders is also a senior, but aspiring to be a reporter/MMJ. Both winners had nothing but great things to say about their first BEA experience so far.

Anders From Washington State

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Planning for exhibits at NAB

Six months ago, before many attendees had given much thought to the NAB Show, Sarah Loyd and the Social News Desk team began preparing for the four-day convention. Loyd, the senior client success manager, and their team of about 13 employees did their best to plan for...

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Festival of Media Arts

Missed the 2019 Festival of Media Arts? Want to relive the night and pretend it never ended? Swipe through this Google Bulletin story for all the highlights of the evening and a rundow of this year's award winners.

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