Avid, ABC Team up For Student Journalists

Avid has joined with ABC News to participate in ABC News On Campus, a program designed to give aspiring broadcast journalists an opportunity to practice real-world newsgathering, production and broadcasting.

Students from six colleges, including Arizona State University, Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and University of Texas (at Austin) are participating in the program.

ABC News On Campus students capture, produce, edit and distribute news stories in their local area, which are often featured on ABC News programs. Currently 10 students at each bureau location, chosen by ABC News and university faculty, are receiving training on Avid production gear, including Media Composer software. Last year eight student participants in the program secured jobs in broadcast journalism.

“ABC News On Campus is committed to preparing students with the skills they need to walk into any newsroom in this country and excel among colleagues. We are thrilled to have Avid participate with us on this project. Exposing the students to the same technology that we use in our own newsrooms allows them to become proficient in the field and keep up with the fast pace of the broadcast industry,” said John Green, ABC News Executive Producer of Special Programming and Development. “For many graduates, this real-world experience will be a tipping point in securing a desired job interview.”