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Western Kentucky University

RTDNA

WKU Chapter of the Radio/TV Digital News Association (formerly Radio/TV News Directors Association)

Purpose:

RTNDA/RTDNA is the only organization in the world dedicated exclusively to serving the electronic journalism profession. Celebrating more than 50 years of service, RTDNA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. Through RTDNA's programs, publications, products and services, the association's members stay on top of trends in the electronic news industry, keep informed about technological innovations, expand their professional networks, stay in touch with issues affecting the industry and enhance their journalistic skills.

Membership:

About 20 percent of RTDNA's membership is comprised of students. Student fees are less than a professional membership. Please see the faculty advisor for membership applications.

Opportunities/events:

Students participate in field trips to regional media outlets, work on campus radio and television news programs, participate when guest speakers visit campus, and attend the annual RTDNA convention. The annual convention features many prominent network professionals who conduct seminars on delivery, writing, news judgement, ethics, the job market and more. It is also an opportunity for students to have their tapes critiqued.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14