About CSUN On Point

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CSUN On Point 02/10/2013

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CSUN On Point staff for spring 2013
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CSUN On Point 02/10/2013

CSUN On Point posted a photo: Photo: Emily Davies… Read More

 
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CSUN On Point 02/10/2013

CSUN On Point posted a photo: Photo: Emily Davies… Read More

 
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CSUN On Point 02/10/2013

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CSUN On Point 02/10/2013

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CSUN On Point is the California State University, Northridge Journalism Department’s 30-minute news and public affairs show that airs on cable network LA36 on Saturdays at 8:30 am and Sundays at 11:30 am, and on KCSN 88.5 FM on Sundays at 5:30 am.

The show also appears on the Daily Sundial website, has its own YouTube Channel ‘CSUN On Point’, as well as a live Twitter feed and Facebook page which are simultaneously updated during taping by the On Point student staff.

Advanced level journalism students in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication produce the show with the assistance of faculty advisors Sally Turner, executive producer, and Lincoln Harrison, director. The show covers newsworthy topics including current affairs and in-depth issues.

On Point students are divided into three teams, each responsible for researching, writing and producing four shows over the course of the semester. This includes pitching a story, writing the content, constructing interview questions, booking the guests, working together to produce and tape the show and editing. In addition, other students are responsible for the upkeep of the On Point website as well as managing all aspects of publicity and social media. The high skills and unique talents of On Point advanced journalism students are reflected in the professionalism and production value of the segment.

The mission of the Department of Journalism at California State University, Northridge is to prepare its students to become well-educated principled citizens who are capable of initiating careers as skilled journalists, public relations practitioners and other related communication professionals. Its goal is to stress a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of journalism and mass communication while helping to attain a solid foundation in liberal arts. This type of forward-thinking teaching allows for students to get the education they need to succeed as communicators in today’s complex and changing world.