By: Ken Beno, WBA Education Committee Chair
I learned a lot about the future careers possible in broadcasting, engineering and interesting perspectives in ethics…..While I had some knowledge going into the sessions I attended, it was great learning even more and hearing experiences from professionals in the business……I learned a lot about lighting. I can’t wait to go back and share the info with others…… I picked-up a lot about sports reporting and ways to modernize a resume.
Those were just a few of the comments from over 110 students from 21 different schools including two high schools who attended the 2014 WBA Student Seminar on Saturday, March 1st at the Madison Marriott. Another successful event can be attributed to the hard work of the WBA Education Committee in putting together an outstanding program featuring Marquette grad and WGN-TV, Chicago Evening Anchor, Mark Suppelsa, who has roots in Wisconsin working at WAOW in Wausau and WFRV-TV in Green Bay. An important factor is the financial support from the WBA in helping to pay for hotel rooms for students who traveled from distant areas around the state. I have the pleasure of being the chair of this active and hard working group of educators and commercial broadcast professionals. - MORE -