In keeping with a rapidly changing media landscape, the Department of Convergence Media seeks to instill students with a diverse skill set in one of three concentrations: Journalism, Media Production or Sports Media.
Students learn up-to-date writing, reporting and broadcasting techniques as well as cutting-edge visual and online skills from faculty whose expertise has been developed in both academic and professional settings. Due to our small class sizes, LC students get immediate, hands-on experience from their first year in the program.
Additionally, our students are challenged with the need for higher “intangibles” among media scholars and professionals – those that extend beyond having a computer and access to the Internet. Objectivity, ethics, media theory and law are a major focus of the LC Convergence Media experience. What better place to do that than at a Christian college, where a commitment to Jesus Christ gives our students the ideals that make a truly excellent media professional.
Regardless of specialized concentration, Convergence Media students develop diverse media skills through participation in multiple media platforms. Students will find the proper place to develop their media skills through:
Known as “the voice of Louisiana College,” KZLC is a low power, educational radio station that broadcasts 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Participation is open to all students to serve as DJs, announcers and programmers. Additionally, Convergence Media students have ample opportunities to learn how to do radio news, as well as play-by-play for LC Wildcats sporting events.
In keeping with an ever-changing media landscape, in 2009 we transitioned away from a traditional print newspaper to an online news platform, WildcatsMedia.com. Written, edited and published by student staff members, under the direction of a faculty adviser, our website provides a laboratory experience for the development of journalistic skills. Wildcats Media’s presence on the Internet includes our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and YouTube channel. For more information, call (318) 487-7597.
Throughout the entire academic year, the Wildcat Weekly Minute is played before Thursday morning chapel services to give a glance of events occurring on the LC campus. Speaking of chapel, ours is recorded each week by a team of students running multiple cameras, audio, Pro-presenter and other broadcast components.
The annual yearbook is developed by a student staff and is supervised by a faculty adviser. Students involved in the yearbook have the opportunity to leave their own unique mark on LC by creating a work for posterity.
Louisiana College now streams over the Internet key sporting events including all LC home football games. Select soccer, basketball, baseball and softball webcasts are streamed as well. Students serve as the broadcast team by running cameras and other components of a multi-camera broadcast. www.iHIGH.com/louisianacollege