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UPitch App Helps Video Journalists Identify Trending Stories

ImageThere's a new app called UPitch that helps video journalists find and report on stories from around the world, in a wide variety of categories. It's now available on the App Store! Simply download the UPitch app (at, put in your industry category filter(s), swipe through micro-pitches (400 characters) and discover great news stories and/or products to cover. The UPitch app is free for everyone. It's a utility for journalists across all media categories to interact and connect with stories and news announcements from PR Pros, Businesses, Organizations and People. It enables journalists to swipe anonymously through concisely crafted pitches consisting of: headline, summary, 400 characters & images on an easy and convenient mobile platform.

Fort Hays State Teaches "Real World" Production With Avid

ImageFort Hays State University (FHSU), a thriving and diverse college located in Hays, Kansas, has implemented Avid's "Everywhere" platform to create an end-to-end media production workflow based upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform. FHSU is also an Avid Learning Partner school, offering Pro Tools and Media Composer certifications as part of their official curriculum. By partnering with Avid, FHSU is providing students with the hands-on training and certifications they need to compete for the industry's best jobs.  "Fort Hays students are given every opportunity to develop their skills, make mistakes, and get their hands on equipment in their first or second semester..."

Datavideo Helps Produce HD Titles In The Field

ImageA company in Whittier, Calif. called Datavideo Corporation has developed a new highly portable device that allows video journalists to use its CG popular software connected to this special device to produce their own on-screen titles and other effects with a laptop computer in the field. They say expensive, high-end graphics cards are no longer necessary for assembling a fine quality CG system. At, we couldn't agree more. It's done with a small title creator box called the TC-200, which is compatible with all of Datavideo'€™s CG software. The box accepts an HDMI signal from a laptop computer and can either downstream or upstream key.

Vizrt Student License Program

ImageVizrt Helps Video Journalism Students Learn Graphics Creation With New Starter Program
Viz Artist designers are some of the most sought after broadcast designers in the world. Vizrt is offering a special program for all aspiring broadcast designers to give their careers a head start in the media industry.The Vizrt Student License Program is offered to both freelancers and students (enrolled to educational institutions). The program has been created to provide special pricing for Viz Artist, Vizrt’s real-time 3D modeling and animation application that is used to design scenes for all of Vizrt’s graphics products. Using specially licensed software and a series of tutorials, you will become an expert in what’s become the design standard for broadcast.

Millersville University Chooses Avid for End-to-End Media Production Environment

ImageMillersville University, in central Pennsylvania, recently named 22 in the category of "Top Public Schools" among Regional Universities (North) by U.S. News & World Report--has implemented a complete end-to-end Avid workflow for its state-of-the-art media production facility. By choosing Avid solutions, Millersville University is helping students learn the industry-standard tools and infrastructure used in professional production environments. "Millersville University is an academic leader, and understands that the media professionals of tomorrow need to be adept at the entire creation-to-consumption workflow..."