Lynn’s Revolutionized News Show
By Onielia Wilson, Managing Editor
Throughout the fall semester, students and faculty within the College of Communication and Design have worked hard to create iPulse Live, and it is finally here!
iPulse Live is a student- and faculty-run news show at Lynn University that covers stories within the Lynn community and around the globe.
The creation of iPulse Live has been a journey, which officially began on Aug. 31, 2022, when several students auditioned in the studio. Students were asked to deliver the news on camera and were judged by a panel of performing arts faculty and industry professionals.
On Sept. 7, 2022, an award ceremony was held to thank students for their participation and to celebrate the start of something new. At the ceremony, students received positions as anchors, reporters and varying roles as crew. Several faculty members gave a speech and described the future of iPulse Live.
Once roles were assigned, the work began. Students were guided by the leadership of Professor Martin Phillips, the executive producer; Professor Roberto Echevarria, the director and assignment editor; and Professor Jahzeel Ramos, the production supervisor. Students had the opportunity to improve their roles, learn new skills and explore multiple aspects of the production process.
According to Romanshika Singh, an iPulse Live anchor:
“I take every opportunity I get because I believe in the phrase, ‘Life happens when you are busy planning something else.’ My advice is, do not stick to one thing; be open to learning new things and trying different roles.”
The team spent weeks preparing for the inaugural show. They covered stories, designed graphics, learned the operation of new technology and hosted several meetings to brainstorm and organize every detail. Each participant received firsthand experience of what real-world production entails.
“It is an exciting opportunity. I want to be a professional news anchor or a sportscaster, so participating in this show simulates what I want to do in the future,” said Clifton Haskin, an anchor for iPulse Live.
“The goal is for students to get experience while still in an academic environment so that they can transition seamlessly into the professional world,” said said Professor Echevarria, the director and assignment editor of iPulse Live. “Communication and media is a demanding industry, but it is consistently growing, so now is the best time to get involved.”
iPulse Live is a revolutionary and unique experience at Lynn University that will continue to expand in the years to come. The first show premiered on Oct. 21, 2022 and has received positive feedback from the Lynn community and beyond.
The show has new releases every other Friday on YouTube at lynnipulse. Stay tuned!