Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame Now Open to Public

The Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame is now open for public tours. Housed in the WTVI PBS Charlotte studios, the Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame was conceptualized in 2010 by a group of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) staff and community Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Famevolunteers to honor the many individuals who have played a major role in the region’s distinguished radio and television broadcasting history.

The Hall of Fame inducted its inaugural class on August 21, 2015, during a special luncheon attended by CPCC leadership and local dignitaries and broadcast personalities. The 2015 class was selected by a voting committee, comprised of a group of 17 Charlotteans, including delegates from four radio companies and six television stations. The top vote-getters were: Grady Cole (WBT), Charles Crutchfield (WBT/WBTV), Betty Feezor (WBTV), Earle Gluck (WBT), Rev. Billy Graham, Stan & Sis Kaplan (WAYS/WROQ), Charles Kuralt (WBT/CBS), Hattie “Chatty Hatty” Leeper (WGIV), Doug Mayes (WBT/WBTV/WSOC), Larry Sprinkle (WAYS/WROQ/WCNC) and Bill Walker (WSOC).

For more than 90 years, Charlotte has been home to a vibrant broadcast industry – it began in 1922 when WBT radio signed on the air. Today, Charlotte ranks as the nation’s 22nd-largest media market. The development and growth of radio and television broadcasting in Charlotte is attributed in large part to the contributions of a number of broadcasting pioneers who used their technical abilities, voices and stories to inform and inspire countless viewers and listeners across the Carolinas.

The Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame will be open for tours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. All tours are free and open to the public; however, reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation, please call 704.330.5915.

To learn more about the Charlotte Broadcast Hall of Fame, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/tv/programs/charlotte-broadcast-hall-of-fame or call 704.330.5942.

CPCC Expands Journalism and Broadcasting Classes at WTVI PBS Charlotte

CPCC is offering college transfer journalism classes and adding to the college’s new Broadcasting and Production Technology (BPT) program with courses at the WTVI PBS Charlotte television station in Spring 2016. The station, at 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, is just three miles from Central Campus and is on the CATS bus line.

The upcoming spring term will include the following classes and others:

  • Writing for Mass Media (JOU216), which meets at WTVI, covers reporting, writing and editing for print, Web, radio, television, public relations and advertising media. JOU216 also fulfills requirements in the Broadcasting and Production Technology program.
  • Introduction to Journalism (JOU110) provides the core reporting, writing and editing skills for news, feature and sports journalism. JOU110 also fulfills UNCC’s news writing course and Writing Intensive requirements. JOU110 is available at WTVI as well as Levine and Central campuses. JOU110 fulfills UNCC’s Writing Intensive course requirement and is part of the mapped pathway for the Broadcasting and Production Technology program.
  • The new Broadcasting and Production Technology program prepares students for broadcast reporting as well as developing skills in video editing, digital media and broadcasting entrepreneurship. Introduction to Broadcasting (BPT110), Broadcast Writing (BPT112) and Broadcast Sales (BPT113) are available in January at WTVI.
“CPCC had a terrific launch of the new Broadcasting and Production Technology program this fall that complements the college transfer journalism course sequence,” Liz Rogers, journalism and BPT program chair, said. “We welcome more students to start their communications careers with us by registering for spring semester classes that meet at WTVI as well as at CPCC’s Central and Levine campuses.”
Spring 2016 classes begin January 11. Register now!
For more information, contact Ms. Liz Rogers at 704.330.6063 or elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu.
Review Broadcasting and Production Technology details at http://www.cpcc.edu/digital-media-comm

Are You Seeking a Writing Intensive and/or Transferrable Class?

If so, learn more about the college’s Introduction to Journalism (JOU110) and Writing for Mass Media (JOU216) classes. 

The college is adding day and evening sections of these classes at the WTVI PBS Charlotte television station in spring 2015. The station, at 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, is just three miles from Central Campus and is on the CATS bus line.
The college will offer three sections of Introduction to Journalism (JOU110), which provides the core reporting, writing and editing skills for news, feature and sports journalism. JOU110 also fulfills UNCC’s News Writing course and Writing Intensive requirements. JOU110 is available at the CPCC Levine Campus as well.
Writing for Mass Media (JOU216), also scheduled to be held at PBS Charlotte, covers reporting, writing and editing for print, Web, radio, television, public relations and advertising media.
Both courses fulfill college transfer elective requirements.
“The college has built a terrific state-of-the art classroom with computer stations and video editing software for our students housed in the PBS Charlotte building,” said Liz Rogers, journalism discipline chair. “Students in the communications field really benefit from the hands-on opportunities the classes and the technology provide.”
ENG111 is the prerequisite course for both JOU110 and JOU216. Spring 2015 classes begin Jan. 12. So ask your students to register today!
Questions? Contact Ms. Liz Rogers at ext. 6063 or at elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu.
Review journalism course descriptions at https://www.cpcc.edu/digital-media-comm/journalism-communication.

CPCC Expands Journalism Classes at WTVI PBS Charlotte

CPCC is offering Feature/Editorial Writing (JOU217) for the first time at the PBS Charlotte television station in fall 2014. The station, at 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, is on the CATS bus line as well. journalism
Feature Writing is part of CPCC’s new, expanded journalism curriculum. The course is a college transfer elective and is included in the Mass Communication/Journalism pre-major. UNCC also accepts JOU217 as the equivalent of the Feature Writing course the university offers.
Feature/Editorial Writing students will be writing timeless features, topical editorials, entertainment reviews and human interest profiles. The students also will market their writing as freelancers to print and/or online publications.
  • The course meets Tues./Thurs.: 11:15 a.m.-1:05 p.m., WTVI, 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, just three miles from Central Campus
  • Pre-requisites: ENG111 and JOU110 (with “C” or better)
  • Register soon. This class is not offered every semester.
 “Students will benefit from a terrific state-of-the art classroom for these courses with computer stations and video editing software that is housed in the WTVI building,” said Liz Rogers, journalism instructor. “The technology provides outstanding opportunities for hands-on learning in the mass media field.”
The College also is offering Introduction to Journalism (JOU110) at the TV station.
JOU110 will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 -10:45 a.m., and JOU217 will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. at the television station in August. ENG111 is the pre-requisite course for JOU110, and JOU110 is the prerequisite for JOU217.
For more information, contact Ms. Liz Rogers at 704.330.6063 or at Elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Offers Journalism Class at WTVI-PBS Charlotte

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is offering “Writing for Mass Media” (JOU216), a college-transfer journalism class, at the WTVI-PBS Charlotte television station for the first time starting in August.

CPCC Journalism Program

CPCC Journalism Student

Writing for Mass Media covers reporting, writing and editing for print, Web, radio, television, public relations and advertising media. The course transfers as a college elective and is part of the Mass Communication/ Journalism pre-major.

JOU216 will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:05 p.m. at the television station starting Aug. 15. ENG111 is the prerequisite course for JOU216. WTVI-PBS Charlotte is located at 3242 Commonwealth Ave.

“JOU216 is one of the college’s journalism classes that teaches reporting skills through hands-on, ‘real world’ assignments,” explained Elizabeth Rogers, CPCC journalism instructor. “Offering the class at WTVI serves to strengthen and enrich those important and authentic learning experiences.”

Over the summer, CPCC will renovate a large space at WTVI, transforming it into a “smart classroom,” with up to 25 computer work stations.

For more information about the course, contact Rogers at 704-330-6063, or Elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Take Feature Writing (JOU217)

Last chance to take Feature Writing (JOU217) until 2014!writing

 If you are completing or have successfully completed JOU110, register now for Feature Writing in spring 2013.

CPCC students who have successfully completed Introduction to Journalism (JOU110) are now eligible to take Feature/Editorial Writing (JOU217) in spring 2013.

Feature Writing is part of CPCC’s new, expanded journalism curriculum. The course is a college transfer elective and is included in the Mass Communication/Journalism pre-major.

Feature/Editorial Writing students will be writing special interest features, topical editorials, entertainment reviews and human interest profiles. The students also will market their writing as freelancers to print and/or online publications.

  • The course meets Tuesday/Thursday: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Central Campus.
  • Prerequisites: ENG 111 and JOU 110 (with “C” or better)
  • Register soon. This class is not offered every semester.

For a full course description, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/english_literature_languages/journalism-program/english_literature_languages/journalism-program/descriptions.

For more information, please contact Liz Rogers at 704.330-6063 or at elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu. To register, go to: http://mycollege.cpcc.edu

Considering Careers in Social Media, Marketing, Internet, or Communications?

Social Media @ CPCC

Social Media @ CPCC

Students, are you considering a future career in Internet communications, new media, social media, journalism or marketing? If so, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) may have a great volunteer or internship opportunity for you!

CPCC’s Community Relations and Marketing Services (CRMS) area is currently forming a team of student collaborators to develop its online and social media presence. We are seeking creative and energetic candidates to assist in creating engaging content, developing interactive media and building online communities. This is a great opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience and insights within your career track of choice.

This is an unpaid volunteer learning experience offered to a limited number of qualified career-seeking college students. Candidates from Charlotte area colleges and universities will be considered. Through CPCC’s Co-Operative Education program, some CPCC students may also be eligible for college credit.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, email socialmedia@cpcc.edu. Applicants please include your full name, contact information and a resume.