Tuning in to NBS

The Sam Houston chapter of the National Broadcasting Society held its annual meeting last Wednesday, in the Dan Rather building, to discuss the upcoming events of field trips and conventions plus possible t-shirt ideas.

The NBS is an organization for students who are either broadcast journalism majors or broadcast production and help network with other professionals in their respective fields and make some new friends along the way.

The group is currently making plans to attend both regional and national conventions this year, with the regional convention being held in Austin Nov., 21 and the national slated for this coming March in Dallas.

This is the first time for both conventions to be held so close to Huntsville allowing a chance for the group to attend. The conventions are designed so students and other professionals can attend seminars, network, and present productions. The organization is really trying to make it to these because,

“We really want to get our name out there and win some awards,” NBS president Heather Itzen said.

Other than attend conventions the NBS will also travel on group field trips to visit news, radio, and production stations in the area. In the past they have visited KBTX-H 11 and FOX Network studios in Houston. Currently they are working on being able to visit Austin and go to Austin City Limits and attend an actual studio production in order to see just how a professional studio is would be set-up, run, and shot.

The NBS is always looking for new members who are interested in the broadcast field. Meetings are held on Wednesday’s at 6 p.m. in Room 125 of the Dan Rather building. For more information, contact president Heather Itzen at HAI001@shsu.edu or go to the national website at http://www.nbs-aerho.org.

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