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Get Involved with the EIC-TV Studios

How It Works

Active learning spaces and techniques come in many approaches and styles. When teaching technologically based subjects that require collaboration, the concept of apprentice's apprentice can be a successful approach to engaged active learning. Traditionally, apprenticeship was a major teaching method in disciplines where procedural knowledge was critical but too complex to teach in a lab setting. However, the essence of this approach can be utilized in disciplines where mock or lab spaces simulating the actual procedures of their practice are a critical component. This can especially be applied to the teaching and learning of teamwork based projects in a technology rich environment such as Fordham Nightly News and other student involved programming at Fordham University. The program incorporates concepts of 'learning by teaching', 'flipped class', and 'vertical teaching nurturing mentorship', through apprentice's apprentice to teach television production and cohesive production team building.

The Structure of Student Involvement in the EIC-TV Television Studios

Every year at the beginning of the fall semester we advertise our program at the Student Club Fair by setting up a table and talking to students about opportunities at the television station. Though we advertise at the club fair this is not a club activity. Students are offered the opportunity to participate as staff volunteers in the creation of Library programming.

After informally talking with students we set up a meeting in the Walsh Library to fully explain what the libraries program in television production is offering to student volunteers. We explain the level of commitment and professionalism that is required, including such rules and regulations as dress code, proper conduct on the set and in behind the scenes, theft, plagiarism, being unprepared, missing scheduled work, etc. We also setup training that takes place during the early part of the fall and spring semesters. This includes both writing workshops and technical training workshops. Due to the intense amount of training that is necessary to create successful programming we utilize the approach of the apprentice’s apprentice. As students are trained and gain a curtain level of proficiency they are tasked to train newer students. In addition, students are encouraged to enroll in some, if not all of the courses being taught in the department of Communication related to television production. By offering these formal education courses related to television production, students have the added component of formal education in broadcasting and are afforded more direct education due to smaller class sizes and individual mentoring and projects. Some of these classes include, Bronxnet, Television Production, FNN, and other courses related to News writing, gathering, styles, and history.

Statement of Productions

All Productions including Fordham Mornings, Fordham Nightly News and Overtime are not student productions nor are they sponsored by the Department of Communications and Media Study. They are solely productions of the Fordham University Libraries.

The EIC-TV Board and How It Functions

A board of directors made up of full time Library employees manages all television programs produced by the University Libraries. Some members of the board will meet weekly with individual student producers and technical directors, to both assist in managing students involved in library productions and to provide an additional opportunity for informal education of television production studio management.

EIC-TV Board Members

Michael Considine, Director of the Electronic Information Center 718-817-3576

Matthew Schottenfeld, Production Manager 718-817-3988

Thomas Walsh, Associate Production Manger 718 817-0660

Rules and Regulations

The Studio and all equipment will be treated with respect.

All equipment will be properly put away in designated locations at end of each broadcast. This includes chairs and cameras and floor monitors straightened.

Turn off all monitors, cameras, decks in both the control room and studio, and put lens caps on all cameras.

All equipment loaned to students for field productions will be returned to the front desk to an EIC supervisor and all camera batteries will be recharged in charger in FNN office.

All lights will be turned off after every production, including overhead production lights, On-Air lights, studio theatrical production lights, and all room lights.

No food or drink is permitted in the studio. All students must wash their hands before handling any studio equipment.

Throw away all garbage in studio, control room and FNN office, including paper, scripts, newspapers, tape rappers, old used tape labels etc. Put all garbage outside the studio door at end of each production for morning pickup.

All tapes will be returned to there proper draws at the end of each day. The FNN draw is clearly marked in middle black cabinet in studio hallway. All tapes will be labeled both on the front and side spine with name and date. All tapes-write protect tab will be opened after every taping before the tapes are put away.

All On Air Talent Men will wear Ties and comb their hair. All On Air Talent Woman will dress nicely and control their hair. No offensive shirts or advertisements or logos are allowed on-air.

All scheduled student staff must be at the studio at least ____ minutes prior to start time. All students are responsible for finding a replacement if they cannot make it for a scheduled program. Students should email the program producer and Matthew Schottenfeld, the Production Manager ( in advance if they cannot attend.

Failure to follow rules completely will potentially result in access to EIC Television Studios being revoked.

ALL grievances or suggestions will be handled through the EIC-TV board.

Join the EIC-TV Team

Please provide us your name and e-mail address and we will send you further information on joining the EIC-TV Studios team.

By submitting this form, you signify that you have read each section and that you agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations stated within.


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