TJ2.4 Media Meteorology at NC State: A Different Approach to Educating Future Broadcast Meteorologists

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 9:15 AM
Ballroom C (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Nathan S. Johnson, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC

The Fall 2017 semester brings the sixth iteration of a successful broadcast meteorology course offering at NC State. Naturally, the course includes basics such as presentation technique and building weather graphics for television and other media; however, these are not the focus. Heavily influenced by the integration of social science and societal impacts into the weather enterprise, the course relies on primary sources from a wide range of fields, including communication, psychology, soiciology, and economics as well as meteorology to prepare students to operate effectively at the interface between meteorology and the publics we serve. This talk will explore the development of the course, discuss some of the readings and seminar topics, and share student feedback from previous editions.
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