Video Production Trade News – Week of July 31, 2017

Each week I share select trade news articles with students enrolled in my New England Tech video production classes. It’s critical in any field to remain current, follow emerging trends, examine best practices, and learn about various challenges that face the industry.

Below are some articles from the past week that were discussed during class:

1. PBS Federal Funding

“There is no PLAN B” if $450 Million federal budget for PBS is cut.

Read Full Article: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-july-there-is-no-plan-b-for-public-1501448678-htmlstory.html  

2. Follow UP on NFL Ratings Discussion

Since our discussion last week, a J.D. Power 2017 Fan Experience Survey reveals other possible reasons for the dip in ratings.

Read More: https://www.sbnation.com/2017/7/27/16050800/nfl-viewership-national-anthem-protests-jd-power-survey-2017?yptr=yahoo

3. Drone UAV Pilot Training

Website: https://www.zephyr-sim.com/ 

4. July 30th – Vladimir Zworykin Birthday

In 1889…Vladimir Zworykin, called the “Father of Television” was born in Russia. He invented the iconoscope in 1931 while in the employ of RCA, the parent company of NBC. He died July 29, 1982 on the eve of his 93rd birthday.

Read More: http://mediaconfidential.blogspot.com/2017/07/july-30-radio-history.html

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