Our Facilities

University TV

University Television is an Educational Access Channel transmitted on Comcast Cable Channel 61 and U-Verse Channel 99. 
Our goals are to provide interesting and informative programming that serves the public interest as well as providing our students with an opportunity to gain experience in television production.

Throughout the day, you can watch programs featuring nationally renowned speakers, UALR student and faculty concerts and performances and original programs produced by the channel exploring the arts, sciences and events on campus.

Also the channel broadcasts live newscasts from Europe, providing an international perspective to news. The DW Network contributes regularly scheduled weekly programs ranging on subjects from science and technology, to culture, to environmental progress, to the summers concerts in Europe.

Students in the School of Mass Communication are encouraged to produce programming for University Television as part of their coursework as well as working directly with the channel in remote and studio productions.

For information about University Television contact Director Cheryl A. Hellmann cahellmann@ualr.edu.  For programming dates and times as well as video shorts, go to ualr.edu/tv, and connect to us through YouTube and Facebook.

TheLRAngle.com

TheLRAngle.com an online newsmagazine created by students in the School of Mass Comm.

Labs

The School’s media labs have non-linear digital video, audio and graphic editing and production capabilities on MACs and PCs. They are equipped with Final Cut Pro HD, Adobe Creative Suite, Screenwriting software. The John Gray Computer Laboratory has been upgraded with PCs and new Adobe editing software.

The news lab is a computerized newsroom featuring EZNews software, and the CNN Newsource satellite-fed video news service for producing regularly scheduled television newscasts. Also the School  has a 15-station MAC lab used primary for writing and wed/Internet design projects.

There are two audio labs equipped with Adobe CS6 editing software.

Equipment

Students have plenty of access to up-to-date equipment, including a three-camera studio with digital effects and chroma key green screen, ENG cameras for broadcast news, digital DSLRs for print journalism, and Black Magic Cinema cameras for the Motion Picture option. The School of Mass Communication adopt a hands-on approach to learning. The School diligently strives to give students the best equipment on which to learn. Early in the program, students get their hands on equipment as professors train them in how to produce professional products.