Category Archives: 2010 NYC Trip

PBS Thirteen

The last stop of our trip was a very different network. The national flagship of PBS, Channel Thirteen, welcomed us and walked us through their main shows including Emmy award-winning American Masters, World Focus, and The Human Spark. Students had … Continue reading

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The Almost Visit

Originally, the department trip included time with UVA Alumna and former Lawnie Katie Couric at the CBS Evening News. As you might guess, the tragic earthquake in Haiti last Tuesday drew many journalists and volunteers and Ms. Couric was obviously … Continue reading

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Up Close with Colbert

This might be the blog post you’ve all been waiting for. The man himself, Stephen Colbert, set aside time from his busy afternoon of writing, rewriting, and rehearsing to talk to UVA’s Media Studies Majors for the second year running! … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated

Another magazine, another perspective! On Thursday we visited Sports Illustrated in the Time Life Building. Fourth year major, Anne Larimer Hart was an intern there this summer and introduced us to some of the editors, writers, and graphic designers at … Continue reading

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30 Rock

On Wednesday afternoon students had the opportunity to visit NBC and observe an incredibly busy news day. Media Studies Alumna Amber Payne (’04) found time during her crazy work day to give us a tour of the newsroom and studio. A … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from MTV

Disclaimer: The “lessons” referred to above are in no way related to Jersey Shore. Today we met with three young Media Studies Alumni who graduated and found success at MTV Networks. Below are some of the great tips they passed … Continue reading

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Canoe Ventures: The Future of Your Remote?

A New Take on Television This is the first year that Media Studies has been invited to Canoe Ventures, a cable industry-funded company looking to innovate set-top boxes, personalize television advertising, and create a interactive television experience. CEO David Verklin is … Continue reading

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