Troy University students to attend national broadcasting convention

Posted: Friday, 20 March 2009

TROY, Ala. -- Four students from the Troy University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) will attend the national convention of NBS in New York City, March 24-27.

The National Broadcasting Society is a student and professional society of more than 85 chapters on college, university, community college and high school campuses. The NBS seeks to encourage scholarship and accomplishment among students of broadcasting and to establish meaningful communication between student and professional broadcasters.

The students attending are: Amber Carter, a junior broadcast journalism major from Enterprise, Caitlin Coffey, a senior broadcast journalism major from Oneonta, Britney Gooden, a senior broadcast journalism major from Miami, Fla., and Shaun Tousignant, a junior broadcast journalism major from Montgomery.

The students will have the opportunity to learn more about the broadcasting industry by attending workshops and networking with media professionals, said Dr. Jeff Spurlock, associate director of TROY’s Hall School of Journalism and adviser to the University’s NBS chapter.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for these students to attend the national convention. New York is the greatest city in the U.S. to gain a better understanding of the broadcasting industry,” Dr. Spurlock said.

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Four Troy University students will attend the National Broadcasting Society convention in New York City, March 24-27. From left to right, are: Caitlin Coffey of Oneonta, Britney Gooden of Miami, Fla., Shaun Tousignant of Montgomery, and Amber Carter of Enterprise.