Wed, Jan 27 | Zoom Webinar

The State of Broadcasting: From Academics to the Workplace

Webinar discussion with Sean McDonald, Director of Neumann Media, on how broadcasting has had to pivot amid the pandemic and whether these practices will become the new norm.
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The State of Broadcasting:  From Academics to the Workplace

Time & Location

Jan 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Zoom Webinar

About the Event

The State of Broadcasting: From Academics to the Workplace

Featured Guest Speakers: Moderator Lisa Roberts Cadorette, Communications, Marketing, & Development Specialist and Sean McDonald, Director of Neumann Media at Neumann University

The Delaware County Press Club's January event is virtual and it's FREE for paid members.

In this webinar, we'll discuss how standards changed instantly on March 13, 2020; what new technologies emerged and what "old" technologies/equipment are now being utilized in new ways; how safety and social distancing protocols have been put in place both in academia, as well as, in the workplace; how the student experience has changed both in the classroom and regarding internship experiences; and what's in the pipeline – will some of these new/revised practices become the new norm?

About our speaker:

Sean McDonald is an educator and the Director of Neumann Media at Neumann University, overseeing television and the FCC-licensed radio station 98.5 WNUW-LP.

Sean began his career in Philadelphia in 2007 as an intern in the engineering department of Greater Media Philadelphia (now Beasley Media Group) and its stations 93.3 WMMR, 102.9 WMGK, 95.7 BEN-FM, 97.5 The Fanatic, and recently 92.5 WXTU. Sean quickly was hired after 3 months of interning to become a remote broadcast engineer, producing live radio shows on location at local establishments and concerts at the various venues around the Tri-State area. He became the producer of Andre Gardner's Hometown of the Week Broadcast, while also becoming the Radio Coordinator at Neumann University. Sean quickly expanded the possibilities for Communications at Neumann when he took over the student publication, The Joust, and the television studio (NeuTube), and formed a media group called Neumann Media. In 2015, Sean was instrumental in getting Neumann Radio onto the FM dial as the newly minted 98.5 WNUW. He and his students have celebrated recognition of their work with two visits to the White House; multiple recognitions with College Radio Day and the College Radio Foundation; a student Emmy award; and multiple national awards from College Broadcasters Inc.

Sean's passion for Student Media has led him to serve as President of College Radio Day, and present at national student broadcasting conferences and workshops. He believes that students are the future of media, and is a passionate teacher in the Communication and Digital Media program at Neumann University, as well as a regular presenter on the national college media stage. Sean lives in West Chester, PA with his high school sweetheart Janine, and their two boys Caden and Andrew.

About Neumann University:

Communications and Digital Media Major & the Mullen Communication Center

Neumann University's Communications and Digital Media major offers students the option to select one of six tracks or areas of emphasis: Production and Digital Broadcasting, Journalism, Strategic Communication, Graphic Design/Visual Communication, New and Social Media, or Sports Communication.

The 10,000-square-foot Mullen Communication Center was built to support students in the Communications and Digital Media (CDM) major and those who join Neumann Media to explore their creative talents.

It includes:

Two TV studios with brand new cameras, teleprompters, lights, intercom, news desks, and furniture for informal interviews

CDM classes like audio, advanced TV and documentary production will be held here

A radio station with three studios, each capable of live broadcasting, recording, and editing

Wenger rooms, which allow sound isolation recording and editing -  Virtual acoustics let students hear how their recordings will sound in various environments

A meeting room for students - This space could be available for a CDM class to plan a project or for Neumann Media students to prepare a WNUW program

A green room for radio, TV, or theater guests

A multipurpose hall with theater-in-the-round capability for musical and dramatic presentations - It contains two projectors with giant screens, two smart board TVs, two robotic cameras, wireless microphones, and video hookups for projection of student laptops or gaming consoles.

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ noon.

Reserve your space today!

Members: FREE

Non-members: $10

To receive your Zoom link: Registrants will receive the link in a reminder email before the event.

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