College Broadcasters, Inc. (http://askcbi.org/) recently held its annual National Student Electronic Media Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Representing Ohio University were two senior officers in ACRN Media (http://www.acrn.com/), Megan Fair (General Manager) and Abigail Doyle (Editorial Director), in addition to ACRN Media’s faculty advisor, Dr. Greg Newton.
The convention, which took place Oct. 22-24, consisted of academic conferences led by media professionals, faculty advisors and students. Alongside the New Media Director for WPTS (http://wptsradio.org/) (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Fair and Doyle hosted the seminar “We’re Not Just a Radio Station: How to Create Robust Cross-platform Content.”
In their session, Fair and Doyle explained the rebranding of ACRN Media and its massive coverage expansion; the presentation received an overwhelmingly positive response from its audience. Dr. Newton led a seminar titled “Obscenity, Indecency and Profanity – WTF?” and held attendees captive as he described the multiple ways the FCC monitors radio stations.
Innovative ideas, networking opportunities and the occasion to brag were limitless at CBI. Students who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in media production, as well as the possibility of representing Ohio University at CBI’s 2016 National Student Electronic Media Convention (hosted in Philadelphia), should contact Megan Fair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks go to the Media School for providing the support that made this trip possible for ACRN Media. Go Rock Lobster!