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KJRH 2 Works for You donates TV set to ORU Multimedia Institute

KJRH logo for donation storyKJRH 2 Works for You in Tulsa donated their old TV news set to the Oral Roberts University Multimedia Institute last month.

"We are thrilled to receive this donation from KJRH," said Dr. Wendy Shirk, dean of ORU's College of Arts and Cultural Studies. "The set is a tremendous addition to our newly renovated studio. Having pieces that come from the media industry makes our students better equipped for their career."

ORU Multimedia Institute coordinator Don Eland said the timing of the donation could not have come at a more perfect time.

"Within days of final wiring for a new $750,000 HD Video Production Studio, Channel 2 News made their generous offer," he said. "The students and faculty are very appreciative of this new resource. Roger Bush assures us that the value of our investment, not including negotiations for educational discounts, volume purchases and show-floor discounts at the NAB conference in Vegas is significantly more than $750,000 (the actual price paid for equipment).  We are referring to this renovation as a 'million dollar studio upgrade.'"

Design/Video, Multimedia Production and Convergence Media students, who will learn through producing newscasts, will use this set. Design/Video encompasses graphic design, marketing, mass media communication and computer graphics combined with digital technology electives, and this major prepares students to go into the field of design in the video arena. Multimedia Production

Multimedia Production requires skills for web and disc design, audio/video projects, television and film production, and a broad spectrum of other creative skills. Convergence journalism provides the best of theory and hands-on learning opportunities to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing media industry - from print publications such as newspapers and magazines to broadcast outlets on television, radio and Internet.

The newscasts will be distributed on campus cable television and as streaming media through the ORU Oracle website.