NBS-AERho announces new partnership with PAWS/LA and launches "People and Pets are #bettertogether" video fundraising contest
For the 2015-16 academic year, the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho has teamed up with PAWS/LA to help spread the message "People and Pets are Better Together."
Through a variety of services, PAWS/LA has been preserving the human animal bond in Los Angeles County since 1989. The organization strives to create solutions to assist low income and disabled animal guardians in maintaining their health and enhancing their quality of life by alleviating the physical and financial challenges of companion animal care.
Today, AERho, in partnership with PAWS/LA announces 3 unique service opportunties for NBS-AERho members. Want to put your communication skills to work in creating a promotional video for a worthy cause.? Love to hashtag? Eager to fundraise and help others? Beginning today, you have the exciting opportunity to participate and compete in the following three ways:
- Create a team video highlighting the theme, “People and pets go together.”
- Get your supporters out to like/follow/share your project on social media.
- Fundraise for Paws/LA.
The competition is now open through February 2016. For a complete list of rules and guidelines, go to http://pawsla.causevox.com/ . Contest winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony
If you’re already a member of this distinguished organization, you know that membership connects you to a very special group of people -- both past and present – who’ve made or are making a name for themselves in the world of electronic media. You join legends like Walter Cronkite, Bob Costas, Edward R. Murrow and Al Roker as NBS-AERho members. But it’s up to YOU to get the very most out of your NBS-AERho membership.
There’s no doubt that your undergraduate program is giving you a solid foundation for a successful career, but NBS-AERho builds upon your education by offering additional resources, opportunities for networking and leadership, competitions, and other award programs to help you achieve excellence in the field of electronic communications.
Being a member demonstrates your commitment beyond the classroom. You could even take it a step further and run for office in your local chapter. Under your leadership, you could galvanize your chapter’s media skills and become involved with community outreach programs. All these things look great on a resume, but more importantly, they build a better you. Now is the time to begin leading your peers to a “Model Chapter” or “Motivated Chapter” award at our next annual convention at the Burbank Marriott Hotel, March 12-17, 2016. That’s right, HOLLYWOOD, the center of the entertainment industry!
Burbank is home to a number of the world’s top media companies, including: Warner Bros., Nickelodeon Animation Studios, and Yahoo. You’ll be a hop, skip, and a jump from Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Already, we’ve been invited to attend a taping of the CBS hit sitcom “2 Broke Girls” and other special events and opportunities are coming your way!
Start following @NBS-AERho on Twitter and check back right here each week for convention updates. Anything you tweet @NBS-AERho will appear on the feed to the left -- and don’t forget to tag your tweets with #nbscali16 as we prepare for the annual convention. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in March. This is going to be quite a year!
Executive Director, NBS-AERho
Contact Jim Wilson
P.S. Membership/Convention registration information COMING SOON! Stay tuned!!
NBS-AERho would like to take a moment to congratulate Zak Dahlheimer, who served as Director of Communications for his local NBS-AERho chapter during the 2014-2015 academic year. Upon graduation from the University of Florida this past May, Zak was hired as a reporter by WJHG-TV and WECP-TV, Panama City Beach, FL. Just a couple of months before that, Zak received four awards at the NBS annual convention in Atlanta (Audio News Segment, Audio Sports Segment, Video News Segment, and Video Feature Package). We caught up with Zak recently to congratulate him, and he had this to say about the benefits of membership in NBS-AERho:
“Being a member of NBS-AERho has been very beneficial in helping jumpstart my career as a multimedia journalist. Not only is it an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and grow amongst peers with similar interests, but it’s also an invaluable experience to get to learn and network with various professionals from all facets of the media industry. While at UF, I had the privilege of attending two NBS National Conventions in Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia. To me, going to these conventions was my favorite experience of NBS because you get to hear from a variety of different professionals who are there to share their experiences and give any advice to those who are the next generation of the media industry.”
-- Zak Dahlheimer, Reporter, WJHG-TV
We're Going Back to Cali...
You're going to be heading to HOLLYWOOD for the next NBS national convention! The Board of Governors is excited to announce the 74th Annual NBS-AERho Convention will take place at the Burbank Marriott Hotel March 12-17, 2016! The 2016 Hollywood convention is ALL-NEW and totally re-vamped for a BIGGER and BETTER media student experience.
One of the changes this year is that the convention begins and ends on different days of the week. It is still the same length, with convention sessions running Sunday through Wednesday evening. This has a couple of advantages including: cheaper airfare, and better scheduling for tours and sightseeing.
Burbank is home to a number of the world's top media companies, including: Warner Bros., Nickelodeon Animation Studios, NBCUniversal, Walt Disney Studios, and Yahoo. You'll be a hop, skip, and a jump from Universal Studios, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Mark your calendars now for March 12-17, 2016 to take in the Hollywood experience. We've got some planning to do!
Soon, we'll post information about booking your spot at the convention. In the meantime, start thinking about what you want to do during this career-building educational and entertainment opportunity. Consider these options made even more convenient by shifting the start date to Sunday evening: Fly in a day or two early and take a tour of Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday or Sunday. Take the other pre-convention day to get an up-close view of Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, and Beverly Hills in an open-top van with Ultimate Hollywood Tours. Once the convention begins, we'll have panels each morning and afternoon with professionals working in the industry (see the 2015 Atlanta convention schedule for an idea of what to expect) and in the evening, you may have an opportunity to attend the recording of one of your favorite sitcoms or talk shows. That's because we're currently working to secure free tickets to the shows that are recorded during our convention dates!
You simply cannot afford to miss this chance for career growth, experience, networking, and serious fun!
Stay tuned for more information. Check back to the NBS site for updates.