Northeast broadcasting department/KCAU TV forge new partnership

by janelle  8/24/2012 4:18:18 PM --  NORFOLK, Neb. – The Northeast Community College radio/TV broadcasting program and KCAU-TV in downtown Sioux City have forged a new partnership that will give students real-life experiences in gathering and reporting TV sports and news.


Northeast students will provide KCAU-TV exclusive footage of local sporting events in Norfolk and the surrounding area. According to Instructor John Skogstoe, the students will shoot and edit the video, take notes, write a script, and send it to KCAU via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

"Students will also assist KCAU in capturing and reporting news and features from the area for exclusive use on KCAU," Skogstoe said.

With Northeast alumnus and KCAU Sports Director Travis Morgan in the lead, KCAU will provide training on shooting and reporting sports events. "KCAU will also provide student mentoring and news critiquing on a regular basis and assist with travel expenses," Skogstoe said.

He also expects his students to provide high school playoff coverage this fall and basketball footage next winter for KCAU-TV.

“This new partnership with KCAU-TV will provide the strongest training opportunities for Northeast broadcasting students to date," Skogstoe said. "Our partnership with KCAU-TV is a natural one with three Northeast graduates employed there.  This partnership will include a greater involvement in news coverage and expanded feedback from the staff at KCAU."

"Morgan initiated this type of arrangement several years ago at another station, so it’s appropriate to reestablish that connection," Skogstoe said.         

In addition to Morgan, other Northeast alumni employed at KCAU-TV are Morning News Producer Andy Bottger and Danielle Feenstra in Creative Services.

"I’m excited to expand our reach into northeast Nebraska through the addition of this partnership," said Carla Kreegar, KCAU news director.  "KCAU will now have an immediate presence during breaking news events.  The station is also committed to working with the broadcasting students at Northeast Community College to enhance their educations through feedback with broadcast journalism professionals and real world experience.”

This program is so beneficial to everyone involved that it’s almost too good to be true," Morgan said.  "Northeast students get a chance to be a part of Channel 9 and, in return, we are able to show more news and sports from the Norfolk area than any other station in Siouxland."

"It’s a partnership that allows both parties to grow and achieve success," Morgan concluded.

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 KCAU-TV Sports Director Travis Morgan was on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk this week to train radio and TV broadcasting students how to film sports and news highlights for broadcast on KCAU. The students will shoot and edit the video, take notes, write a script, and send it to KCAU via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).


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