Local graphics for local people : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
On average, television news stations change the look of their on-air graphics once every three to four years. The same standard should apply to student news stations, especially at a university that prides itself on mirroring the professional world. During my time as an immersive learning student working for NewsLink Indiana, I noticed our graphics and animated show opens looked a little outdated.NewsLink Indiana is an immersive learning experience through the Department of Telecommunications. It gives students who want a career in the news business a chance to experience the day-to-day workings of a professional newsroom. Students work as a team to shoot, edit, write, and report four news briefs every day for TV and Web.When I did my research, I discovered that the last time NewsLink updated its graphics was in September 2004. The graphics before that were the original graphics from when the program began in 2003. Clearly an update was due. I used my knowledge of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a totally new look for NewsLink Indiana that brought it up to speed with news stations around the country.