Communication Studies students had the opportunity to visit New York City this past summer. On this trip, Ron Gilbert, head of the Communication Studies major lead a team of selected Communication majors who experienced the beauty of this urban masterpiece. The glitz and glam of New York came to life in the constant moving lights of bust streets and Times Square.
More importantly, students experienced the inner workings of several TV networks, including a stop at Fox News and Radio, with host and commentator Todd Starnes. Next, they got the chance to tour NBC Studios and even created their own TV talk show. They next toured the location of the poplar Cable TV show “Cake Boss.” Next, after a short train trip to Bristol, Connecticut, students got to tour and hang out at ESPN headquarters and watch as several sports shows were being produced live.
The experience of New York City provided a way for TWU Communication Studies students to experience the working world of TV broadcasting first hand. It also helped them gain a new perspective of how the “Big Apple” might provide for their undergraduate education and future employment.