A Telecommunications History of Lyndon State College
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YNN photographer Jim Gibbons '08 wins first place in the General Excellence in Photojournalism category for 2011 for a series of reports you can link to below. The Syracuse-based Time Warner outlet describes Jim this way...
"Jim Gibbons is a rarity is our business...a very good, young reporter who decided one day he'd prefer to do all his work on the other side of the camera. Jim has now emerged as an outstanding photog on our team, a unique blend of the reporter's news judgment and storytelling ability, coupled with the keen skill of an excellent shooter/editor. "
Jim periodically returns to Lyndon to help train current students in the art of being a videojournalist.
Lyndon Television Studies majors line-up for graduation ceremonies in the Rita Bole Gym under an Electronic Journalism Arts sign. (L-R) Rebecca Bevington. Mark Blinten, David Carmichael, Aaron Kormos, Caleb Noble, Andrew Prue, Rene Thibault, Michelle Wilcox, Michael Woodward, Bryan White, Paul Shaw, Nick Ploof, David Marks (blurred), Jace Kaszycki, Curtis Brown & Joseph Biega. The web-posted Instagram picture asks the question "Why EJA When We Be TVS?" Why indeed!
The "players" and consumers at 2012 Vermont Center for Community Journalism golf tournament pose for a group shot post-golf, food & whiffle ball. (Back Row L-R) Jason Zheng, Ed Horan, Erik Randlov, Andrew Prue, Aaron Kormos, David Carmichael, Brian Stone, Jessica Walsh, Jenn Morin, Sarah Barraco & Sean Siciliano. (Middle Row L-R) Michelle Wilcox, Caleb Noble, Rene Thibault, Peter Lipomi & Michael Howard. (Front Row L-R) Erica Ponte, Ashley Raulet & Kevin Lessard.
Broadcast meteorologist Tyler Southard's news photography skills at WGXA in Macon, Georgia are part of an award-winning 2011 SPJ entry.
Southard '09 said in a FB post, "I am super excited to announce that Michelle Quesada and I are being recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and are being awarded the Sigma Delta Chi Award in breaking news for her reporting and my photography during the Lauren Giddings Homicide Investigation. We will receive the award at a ceremony in D.C. this July!!!"
What is it like on the other side of the telephone or microphone when journalists are gathering news? EJA faculty invite some of the students' "usual" sources for an informal chat about how everyone can serve the public and do their job with a minimum amount of frustration on all sides. The Fall 2011 participants.... Lt. Mike Henry - VT State Police - Station Commander - St. Johnsbury Barracks Sgt. Dean Shatney - Caledonia County Sheriff's Dept. Officer James Hemond – Lyndonville Police Dept.
**Lyndon's scheduled start of Monday, August 29th was postponed until Thursday, September 1st due to weather. Hurricane Irene caused the worst flooding in Vermont since the 1927 Flood. The extra three days allowed contractors to approach completion of construction on the second floor of the VCCJ facility. Electronic Journalism Arts Dept. Personnel: Charlotte Albright - Asst Professor David Ballou - Professor Darlene Bolduc - Broadcast Ops Dir Dan Dowling - Met Performance Adjunct Tim Lewis - Associate Professor Meaghan Meachem - Asst Professor Mark Mohrmann - Video Broadcast Tech Donna Cutting Smith - Visiting Instructor Aaron Young - Telecom Tech
These events are designed for high school sophomores and juniors and gives them a feel for Lyndon’s hands-on, experiential education. Here visiting instructor Donna Smith gives a couple of high school anchor hopefuls some presentation tips as part of the EJA Department's "Going Live: A Television “Newsbreak” Simulation" seminar.
Seven students from Shenzhen Second Senior High School in China take over the LSC-TV News 7 anchor desk, camera and newscast production positions to record a NewsBreak program as part of their visit to Lyndon State College. The seven were part of a group of students and teachers from the Chinese high school visiting Lyndon and other colleges in the northeast with an eye towards obtaining their post-secondary degree in the United States. This was the second summer that EJA faculty and staff helped students from the high school interested in television and journalism record a "mock" newscast at the Vermont Center for Community Journalism's television studio.
Nadine Grimley '11 - Ceremonial Reading Class of 2011 Employment Status as of June 30th, 2011 • Nick Barnets - Wknd News PA / CBS News • RJ Brownell - Video Editor / BroadcastMed Inc. • Tim Cappalli - Director / Tech Dir WPRI 12 CBS • Alison Ciaramitaro - Meteorologist / KMID 2 ABC • Evan Coughlin - Reporter - Aberdeen Bureau / KSFY 13 ABC • Ryan Ferris - Critical Care Team / Fletcher Allen Health Care • Jennifer Falsetti - AM Anchor / WMDT 47 ABC • Michelle Frizalone - Wknd Anchor / Rptr - KTXS 12 ABC • Sam Gaddes - Photographer/Web - WBNG 12 CBS • Nadine Grimley - General Assignment / VJ - WOAY 4 ABC • Jarryd Guinard - Director/Editor - WFFF Fox 44 • Daniel Hollis - Dir of Religious Education, Horton Center on Pine Mountain • Brian Howe - Front Desk / Marriott Hotels • Nick Merlo - Web Producer / WFFF Fox 44 • Brian Pelchuck - "does everything" at Black Rock Coal • Suzanne Proulx - AM Newscast/Web Producer - WBNG 12 CBS • Jeff Rusack - Reporter / KDLT 5 NBC • Chris Shadrock - Promo Video/Web Producer / University of Dallas • Paul Thibault - Delivery / Site Prep - Jerome’s Party Plus/Taylor Rental (photo illustration by David Ballou)
Rick LeBlanc '01 of WFXT, Boston (R) won a 2010 Gabriel/Murrow award for a piece he co-produced and edited called "The Healing Power of Forgiveness." Story at link below.
LSC-TV students win a pair of Mark of Excellence Awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 competition... • 2nd Place - TV Breaking News Reporting "Fugitive Caught" - Frank Szymanski & Jared Richardson (L) • 3rd Place - TV General News Reporting "Concord Fire" – Evan Coughlin & Sam Gaddes (R)
The Vermont Center for Community Journalism's third distribution platform debuts online.
Weather Channel storm specialist Jim Cantore '86 and Fox 44 Morning met Kerrin Jeromin '08 return to their alma mater to help polish the presentation skills of the Fall 2010 News 7 broadcast meteorologists. Here lining up in the News 7 weather nook for a snapshot (L-R) Tim Lavigne, Matt DiPirro, Adjunct Dan Dowling of WCAX, Alison Ciaramitaro, Heidi Moore, Jordan Sherman, Dr. Jay Shafer, Garrett Combs, Cantore & Jeromin.
Electronic Journalism Arts Dept. Personnel: Charlotte Albright - Asst Prof David Ballou - Professor Darlene Bolduc - Broadcast Ops Dir Dan Dowling - Met Performance Adjunct Tim Lewis - Associate Prof Meaghan Meachem - Asst Prof Mark Mohrmann - Video Broadcast Tech Richard Portner - Professor Donna Cutting Smith - Visiting Instructor Aaron Young - Telecom Tech
Lyndon alum Rick LeBlanc Jr '01 of WFXT Fox 25 Boston won a New England Emmy in News Specialty: Arts/Entertainment on a piece he edited on Chris Trapper/Local Grammy nominated singer-songwriter. Rick wrote on his Facebook page, "Truly an honor to win, and to win with Gene Lavanchy!!! Thank you for all your support! I added some pictures from last night! Congrats to all nominated!"
Lyndon alum Matt Cyr '05, a photographer/editor at News 12 Connecticut collects a pair.
Executive Producer of Your News Now - Syracuse Amanda Post '03 talks with Lyndon students about producing for a 24/7 cable news channel. (L-R) Nick Barnets, Post, Rafae Khan & Michelle Wilcox
At the annual awards banquet of the Northwest Broadcast News Association, "KDLH 3 News at Ten" took 1st place - Best Small Market newscast, out of 12 small markets in the Midwest. The winning December 10th, 2009 newscast was solely produced and anchored by Lyndon alum Kevin Jacobsen '06.
The organization presented a total of 248 awards to stations from all over the six state region. (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska) The awards represent the best work done in a variety of categories during calendar year 2009.
LSC-TV students go to NYC and the City University of New York to pick up the following Mark of Excellence Award... • 2nd Place - TV General News Reporting ....from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 organization. (L-R) John Gallagher, Paul Thibault, Evan Coughlin, Jenn Falsetti, Nick Barnets & Dylan Schlossberg.
Anchor Michelle Frizalone interviews the Lt. Governor about Vermont's financial picture
The Lyndon State College Television Studies students' first effort to provide community-based news and information on the internet has been chosen as a national finalist in the Best Student Media Web Site competition run by College Broadcasters, Inc.
Along with the NewsLINC website, the students' nightly half-hour newscast News 7 is a national finalist in CBI's Best Student Television Newscast category, and a public service announcement called "HOPE" created by Adam Largess in the Television Studies Post Production class has been named a finalist in the Best PSA Category.
The national recognition comes very early in NewsLINC's history. The website debuted in January 2009 under the co-direction of Assistant Professor Meaghan Meachem and Director of Broadcast Operations Darlene Bolduc-Ballou.
The website's name honors Lyndon State College's first interactive communications effort - the LINC Project that began 30 years ago this fall. Joining NewsLINC as national finalists in the best student media website category are sites at Ithaca College (radio & tv) and the University of Minnesota (radio).
30 years have passed since the successful grant application brought a microwave tower and live television to campus via the LINC Project. A cake is cut while Prof. Tim Lewis (C) points out the differences in hairstyles between first-year TVS student, Justin Chenette (R) and Media Comm alum Martin Calverly '79 (L).
Reporter Paul Snyder (R) flashes photographer Steve Shannon a white balance as they set-up to do a live report from the News 7 edit bay on Town Meeting Day 2009
LSC alum Jim Cantore '86 returns to campus to help broadcast meteorology students improve their communications skills in front of the "green screen."
Reporter Rachel Domings interviews Gov. Jim Douglas (R-VT) with photographer Brandon Kelley behind the camera.
News 7 students review "overnights." (L-R) Krista Oberholtzer, Rafae Khan, Brian Howe, Jeff Bonneau, Rachel Domings, and Matt Wojcik
Greetings from Class of 2008 delivered by TVS graduate - Jim Gibbons '08.
Posing for the annual portrait. (back row: L-R) Jim Gibbons, Mike Deterling, Russ Lafleur, Rod Mercier & John Chetwynd. (middle row: L-R) Dan Sweet, Kyle DuBreuil, Rafae Khan, Josh Webber, Paul Snyder, James Beaulieu & Jeff Bonneau. (front row: L-R) Allison Taylor, Kelly Beech, Hayley LaPoint, Tracy Anketell, AJ Leonard, Andy Shepeluk, Adam Largess & Chris Siwek
The Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 organization has named LSC-TV News 7 the best daily student newscast in New England, New York, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania. However, SPJ no longer makes a distinction between colleges that do a daily newscast and those that do fewer than 4 newscasts a week in the Overall Newscast competition. So the students at The Penn State University - who, according to their news director watch LSC-TV regularly on the web, produce a weekly newscast AND use News 7 as a "benchmark" will be representing Region 1 in the SPJ National competition. The second place Region 1 Mark of Excellence certificate is only the latest award for the broadcast journalism and meteorology students at Lyndon State who produce a live local newscast from 5:30pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday as a part of their undergraduate curriculum. Penn State and Lyndon State were the only two colleges receiving awards in the Student Newscast category. No third place was awarded. LSC-TV News Director Tim Lewis (L) proudly accepted the certificate on behalf of the News 7 staff
Welcome to "VTBroadbandReport".
The Internet still lives up to its old nickname of “Information Superhighway” if you have broadband access. But for much of rural America, it is still a dirt road with signs reading “Speed Limit 56k.” The country is dividing into high-speed haves and dial-up have-nots, with worrisome consequences for communities and businesses that fall behind. This blog tells the stories of the people trying to speed things up by conquering the geographic, economic and political barriers to rural broadband access. It is produced by Ken Donnelly, Kelly Beech, Chris Nachtwey and Joshua James Gervais, students at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont.
A precursor to the NewsLINC online news site, this project was made possible by a grant from AT&T. In addition to the mission outlined above, VT Broadband Report was designed to demonstrate high-quality video could be part of the internet. VT Broadband Report video stories were hosted by Blip.tv at...
Greetings from Class of 2007: Jim Politis '07
Alum John Hamilton '05 talks to students about how his Lyndon broadcast news training translated into success at a California industrial video & convention production house - Miner Productions.
LSC-TV reporters go live from the annual Kiwanis Auction in St. Johnsbury. (l-r)