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Broadcasting students to ring in the New Year

Thursday, 15 December 2011


ECU’s broadcasting students are gearing up to entertain Perth this New Year’s eve.

Project Y, a youth orientated current affairs program that is produced, reported and presented entirely by ECU students, has been invited to screen on West TV as part of their New Year’s Eve programming.   

Current affairs program Rough Cut, produced by ECU postgraduate broadcasting students, is also set to screen on Channel 7 and GWN on the same day.

Rough Cut is a magazine / current affairs style program written, edited, produced and presented by the class of 2011 with all stories sourced and filmed by students as part of their course.

Undergraduate Broadcasting Course Coordinator David Smith said having two ECU shows screening on TV is credit to the quality of students work. 

"This is the third year we've run the practical broadcasting unit and each year the standard has improved. Project Y has allowed students to put into practice all they've learned over the three years of study and the outcome is highly impressive,” Mr Smith said.

“It’s great to see our students making broadcast quality programs that are respected by the media community."

Third year broadcast student and producer Megan Bilaloski says that Project Y has a special place in her heart. 

“Project Y was the first assignment that we as students were in total control of. From start to finish we had the final say,” Megan said.

“To work on a project with people who have that same desire was incredible and I think our final result really reflects how passionate and hard working we are.”

Mr Smith agreed.

"At ECU we don't just talk about program making, we make programs.”

“Project Y and Rough Cut are tangible examples of the high quality of our students, and reinforces ECU’s place as one of the top broadcasting and journalism programs in the country,” Mr Smith said.

Rough Cut will screen at 2.30pm on Channel 7 and GWN, with Project Y set to screen at 7.30pm on West TV. Check the TV guide for more information.

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