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One Way to Create New Jobs in the Television Broadcasting Industry Marshaye Meyers, Department of Radio, Television, and Film, College of Arts and Sciences and Honors College Faculty Mentor: John Sparks, Department of News, Mayborn School of Journalism. BACKGROUND. ABSTRACT.
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Marshaye Meyers, Department of Radio, Television, and Film,
College of Arts and Sciences and Honors College
Faculty Mentor: John Sparks, Department of News, Mayborn School of Journalism
Today’s society is extremely information driven. What stocks should I invest in? Where is the best place to live? Who are the celebrities dating? One survey released by the Pew Research Center shows that 78% of adults queried get their news from local television news stations (McAdams, 2010). On-air talent and behind-the-scenes technicians are responsible for delivering television news daily. However, the availability of jobs in the broadcasting industry is declining due to usage of the Internet as a top news source. New jobs must be created to continue the quality and quantity of newscasts at current television stations. The easiest way to create jobs in the broadcast news industry is to split the duties and salaries of existing jobs.
I propose that careful manipulation of any news station’s annual production budget would allot the creation of a newly standardized job. Since technological advancements are replacing jobs in the studio camera operating realm, I plan to create a job that caters to studio camera workers.
The first televised news programs began about 60 years ago. National networks produced brief segments that gradually expanded to longer formats involving the networks' local affiliates. The growth of cable television generated 24-hour news stations. Today we have around-the-clock weather, sports, and business shows (Csorney, 2009).
Picture of an early studio television camera.
Picture of a modern studio television camera
Wendy K. Wilkins, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gloria C. Cox, Ph.D., Dean, Honors College
Susan Brown Eve, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Honors College
John Sparks, Ph.D. News Department, Mayborn School of Journalism
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