Banana Slug News
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|Banana Slug News|
|Also known as||BSN|
|Genre||College News Program|
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
|Running time||Biweekly 3 times per quarter|
|Production company(s)||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Original release||2005, 2010|
Banana Slug News is a broadcast news program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As a subset of Student Media at UCSC, the news group broadcasts live on UCSC's on-campus television station, SCTV Channel 28.
BSN was created in December 2004 by a group of Film and Digital Media students seeking production opportunities otherwise not provided by the University. BSN became a community studies class in Fall 2005 (2 units of course credit were originally awarded in Spring 2005) as a way to receive course credit for time and energy put into the laborious broadcast. As of Winter 2010, BSN ceased receiving its university funding and became an independent, student-run journalism program.
Banana Slug News is the only television news source on the UC Santa Cruz campus.
Three times a quarter news team members film, write, edit, and produce segments on news pertaining to the campus and surrounding communities.
Anchored through the use of a virtual set, current events are intercut with prerecorded news pieces ranging from voice-over recaps of events to full-length investigative news reports.
The main core of the program features news developments from the two weeks between production nights.
There are two reoccurring features:
SlugCenter - an anchored segment that delivers UCSC sports highlights and upcoming home and away events.
Global News - A prerecorded segment where news from around the world is reported on.
Banana Slug News
- Executive Producer - Pauline Ditsch & Alex Owens (2013 – Present)
- Editor-In-Chief - Joseph Hansen & Renee Sheets (2013–Present)
- Technical Director - Gabriel Beddoes (2013–Present)
Previous Executive Producers
- Frank Nunez (2005-2007)
- Kailey Offerman (2007-2008)
- Noah Chamow (2008-2010)
- Ryan Anderson (2010–2011)
- Pierce Crosby (2010–2011)
- Ruby Tarzian (2012-2013)