Broadcasting vs. Communications Majors: What’s the Difference?

After finishing high school, many young adults search for something familiar yet exciting – something that will catch their eye and hold their heart. Some land on the idea of getting into broadcasting. Some are intent on getting into communications. How are these two fields different, and how are they similar?
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Best Vocal Warm-ups for Television and Radio Broadcasters

The speaking voice is not the musical or singing voice, but it does share many of the same exercises and warm-ups singers routinely perform to open up their voices. These are handy vocal warm-ups needed for television and radio broadcasters. Try these six vocal warm-up exercises before going live on air with your next television or […]
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Five Tips for Writing Unique TV Commercials

It’s getting close to the Big Game, and that means we’ll be seeing a lot more ads. And more likely than not, the ads that play during the Big Game will be some of the best and most memorable ads of the year. This poses the question: What makes for a truly memorable TV commercial? Here’s a […]
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Great Broadcasters Aren’t Born They’re Made: Easy Ways to Overcome Nerves

Saturday, August 22, 2010 at Monmouth racetrack was a drizzly, dismal day until the seventh race. Racetrack announcer Larry Collmus entered into the ranks of broadcast legends when he called a race whose finish was between the similarly-named horses Mywifenosevrything and Thewifedoesntknow. Only an expert announcer could call such a race!   Preparation Collmus not […]
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10 Stand-Out Ways to Create Your Broadcasting Portfolio

Standing out in the crowded world of the internet is not easy, especially for someone just getting started in broadcasting. Having a sparkling, professional-grade portfolio is as vital—perhaps more vital—than a good résumé. Here are 10 tips to help you create a great broadcasting portfolio. 1. No False Modesty You are creating your portfolio to […]
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Our Predictions on What Broadcasting Will Become in the Next Five Years

At Media Schools, we believe that the next five years for broadcasters will see the further blending of communication services by traditional networks, internet upstarts, and information technology giants. This trend has been the undercurrent—and occasionally the rip tide—powering (and often disrupting) the communications world over the past five years, and it will only accelerate. […]
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Microphone Types and Their Uses for Broadcasting

One of the best inventions of modern science is the microphone. There are many different types of these little wonders, each crafted for a specific purpose. Some are designed for musical instruments, others for vocals and others are multi-purpose. Broadcasting microphone features Broadcasting microphones are used in radio studios and are ideal for announcing and voiceovers. Virtually […]
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