Fantastic Student Work Amidst the Pandemic
Angela Looney’s Spring 2020 Multimedia News Production class has been very busy creating news packages that would have aired on Iowa City’s Daily Iowan Television (DITV) if they were producing a daily newscast as usual. However, since COVID-19 has forced social distancing and school to move online, the class has found interesting ways to produce news stories from home.
Multimedia News Production affords students the opportunity to learn the terms and tools of the video journalist’s trade, apply those tools skillfully in shooting, editing, and producing professional quality stories and demonstrate the ability to produce a day-turn package and enterprise reporting pieces. Students receive critical feedback from classmates in a workshop setting. Pieces submitted are eligible to air on DITV, the morning newscast produced by The Daily Iowan and broadcast on cable TV households in Iowa, as well as on The Daily Iowan website DailyIowan.com.
Angela Looney is an instructor who’s primary journalistic interest lies in TV news production. She has traveled as a news photographer at various TV stations. One of Angie’s favorite parts about journalism is never knowing who you might meet. Angie works in the Production Unit of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) which supports the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), Cinematic Arts, and Comm. Studies. This unit provides the technical support for all the students and faculty who are using film/video equipment and accessories.