WUTV has been one of the blossoming programs in West Georgia. Since 1971, the program has given students experiences that have helped them transition well into their post college professions.
Nosheena Embreen has worked at WUTV for three years and is now a senior who is graduating in May. After gaining experience within the program, Embreen was made the news director for WUTV General Manager Sonya Barnes. Embreen programs for the station and schedules what shows to be broadcasted.
Embreen has gained a lot of experience which has helped her acquire applicable skills from her time working at the station.
“Since I’ve been at WUTV, the experience has been amazing,” said Embreen. “I’ve improved my communication skills, leadership skills and organizational skills. I’ve learned more from working with the station than my actual classes.”
The television station offers students opportunities to produce, write, direct, edit and shoot programs that develop understanding for all aspects of television production. The hands-on experience is what helps students become more marketable to careers in the future.
WUTV’s newscast is broadcast in the Carrollton area and School of Communication, Film and Media students have the opportunity to work with state-of-the art equipment in the studio.
“Before I joined, I wasn’t aware of how much actually goes into broadcasting,” said Embreen. “After I joined, I realized there is a lot you have to do in broadcasting. You also have to be really dedicated to what you’re doing.
“There are some things in broadcasting that I have never learned before like camera operation or programming,” continued Embreen. “The more experience that I have, the more I can put on my resume which I can use for future jobs.”