Category Archives: Broadcast Media Production

Broadcast Media Students Attend Live Gubernatorial Debate

Some Broadcast Media Production students and their professors were invited to attend the Vermont Governor’s Debate between Christine Hallquist and Phil Scott that took place in the studios at Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS on Oct. 24. In attendance were professors Keith Oppenheim and Van Dora Williams with students Maya Gastman, Kyra Fillmore, Luke […]

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Williams Selected as a Television Academy Fellow

Dr. Van Dora Williams, an associate professor and program director of Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College, was recently featured in Vermont Biz magazine. She has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Members of the Television Academy selected 25 professors from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in the prestigious program.

The faculty fellows will gain the latest information on the television and content development industries from top entertainment professionals during a weeklong Southern California seminar from Nov. 5-9, 2018.

The seminar will include panel discussions with broadcast and cable networks’ programming and scheduling executives, legal experts and cutting-edge content creators. Private studio tours and trips to top Hollywood production facilities to meet with producers, observe production, and get first-hand updates on the latest in television technologies are also part of the program.

A multiple Emmy award-winning producer and writer, Williams worked as a journalist for over 25 years– most notably as a PBS producer and reporter. Her international reporting from West Africa earned her local, state and national awards and was selected for national distribution through PBS’ National Educational Telecommunications Association. She worked with ROJA Productions as an associate producer on the PBS documentaries Citizen King (2003) and Matters of Race (2002) and with Two Tone Productions on Banished (2008).

First launched in 1987, the Foundation’s annual seminar offers faculty a comprehensive program designed to enhance knowledge and in turn enrich learning environments.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as The Interviews: An Oral History of the Television, College Television Awards and Student Internship Program the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.

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National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Honors CCM Students

Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production students have earned high honors at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) New England Chapter. The chapter announced Student Production Awards for Excellence in the categories of Fiction Short Form, Nonfiction Long Form and in Community Service Public Affairs. Several students earned honorable mentions. This is the […]

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Rumble Strip Vermont Features Champlain Student Emily Kueppers

As part of her internship with the award winning podcast Rumble Strip Vermont, Creative Media (CREM) senior Emily Kueppers composed all the music for the episode entitled “Driving around with Susan. Again.” Rumble Strip calls itself “good conversation that takes its time.” In the podcast, host Erica Heilman collects vivid stories from a variety of people, trying […]

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Vermont PBS Airs Student Work

Work from Champlain College students from the Broadcast and Filmmaking programs were showcased by Vermont PBS on March 22 for the Made Here segment. The work ranged from short film narratives, artist profiles, local community events and two short documentaries on urban skiing and the environmental impact of salt on the roads in the winter. […]

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Champlain Alumnus Wins BEA Award

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) award for short form video documentary was awarded to Tyler Bradley, a 2017 Broadcast Media Production graduate of Champlain College. His video, titled Safe Harbor, Welcome Home, won first place in its category. The documentary will be screened on April 9 at the BEA’s annual convention and Festival of Media Arts […]

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Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities PBS Premiere

The documentary, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” airs on Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. on the PBS series, Independent Lens. Champlain College Associate Professor Van Dora Williams was the archival researcher for the film. She serves as the Program Director for Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking and Sonic Arts in the Communication and Creative Media Division.

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Broadcast Students Named IBS Finalists

Three Broadcast Media Production students have been named finalists of an IBS award (Intercollegiate Broadcasting System). Students Caroline Noll, Veronica Minor and Kaylee Mumford made the final cut in the Best News Feature category, competing against contenders from universities all over the United States. IBS is a national organization dedicated to providing support to student organizations in the broadcast field which […]

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Live Interview with Robert Siegel

Students in Champlain College’s News Writing and Production class were able to gain first-hand knowledge about the news industry by watching a live interview with Robert Siegel. Professor Keith Oppenheim organized a field trip to Vermont Public Radio on Nov. 2, where students joined an audience of more than 100 listeners. They observed a live […]

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Students Prepare for Popular Event at Champlain College

The Broadcast Media Production team in the Division of Communication and Creative Media will be filming and live broadcasting the  Rail Jam, a crowd favorite event at Champlain College, coming to campus on Nov. 3. The Ski and Ride Club on campus will be the host for Rail Jam at Champlain College. Skiers and snowboarders […]

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