Dive into Delgado Student Media!

If you’ve ever wondered if you have what it takes to be on TV or radio, or to work in media, you can find out April 9.

You’ll have the chance to be on camera with Delgado TV Production, record your voice for radio with Dolphin Radio, and play Pictionary and Trivia with The Dolphin newspaper staff.

Discover Delgado Student Media Day will be Wednesday April 9 in the Student Life Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  WGNO’s Tyler Wing will emcee with celebrity guest Trombone Shorty at 11 a.m.

You  will automatically spin for a prize if you participate in media events to test your skills. Prizes include gift certificates for movies, restaurants, USB car chargers and more.

This event is in conjunction with Discover Delgado Day for visiting high school seniors sponsored by Delgado Admissions. In addition to helping showcase what Delgado’s programs have to offer new students, it is a way to let current students know about Delgado Student Media.

“When we conducted a survey of Delgado students two years ago, we found that most did not know we have a radio station, TV production or student newspaper,” Dolphin Editor Seth Mattei said.  “We launched a campaign to raise awareness of our three student media outlets.  We have on online live portal for the newspaper at delgadodolphin.net and a scavenger hunt with online clues to promote followers for the online paper, and you can listen to Dolphin Radio online at dolphinradio.org.”

Students at Delgado can get immediate hands-on experience writing for the newspaper, hosting a radio show, or working with state-of-the-art TV production.  There are even opportunities to be a news anchor or sports commentator for live Delgado sports events.

Students from the Public Relations Issues and Strategies MSCM 242 class are conducting the awareness campaign for Delgado Student Media as a Service Learning project.   Service Learning teaches the course material through hands-on activities.

“This is the best way to learn PR concepts, since the book won’t provide answers to what you run into with real-life situations,” PR student Mel Benyahia said. “You learn more by doing than by just reading about it.”

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