Staci Saltz

Lecturer in Communications
McEwen - Comm. 105F
2850 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
ssaltz@elon.edu (336) 278-5714

Education

University of Akron – Akron, Ohio (December 2001)
Master of Arts (Mass Communication and Journalism)

Elon College – Elon College, North Carolina (May 1997)
Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Emphasis in Broadcast)
Minors: Psychology and Film

Employment History

August 2005 - Present (Lecturer)
School of Communications, Elon University


Summer 2007 - Present (Lead Teacher)
Elon Academy, Elon University


August 2003 - May 2005 (Instructor)
School of Communications, Elon University


January 2002 - May 2003 (Adjunct Instructor)
School of Communications, Elon University


Summer 2003 (Production Assistant)
WFMY-TV – Greensboro, North Carolina

Assisted with morning news productions.  Served as camera operator, teleprompter operator, and other production positions.  Organized scripts for director, producers, and anchors.  Wanted to renew skills in the field and keep updated with news production procedures. 


February 2000 - December 2000 (News Production Assistant)
WNDU-TV – South Bend, Indiana

Compiled, organized, and created stories for WNDU web site, contributed to design and creation of WNDU web site, assisted directors, producers, and anchors with evening newscasts, wrote stories for newscasts, and promoted community involvement with community activities.


August 1999 - December 1999 (Graduate Assistant)
School of Communications, University of Akron


September 1997 - August 1998 (Production Assistant)
WRAL-TV – Raleigh, North Carolina

Assisted with morning and evening news productions, created text and graphics on Chyron machine, operated camera, teleprompter, and other studio positions, and assisted in technical and studio set-up.


July 1996 - July 1997 (Production Assistant)
WFMY-TV – Greensboro, North Carolina

Assisted with the production of the 5, 6, and 11 o’clock news productions, served as outdoor weather operator, assisted in technical and studio set-up, and created graphics and text for Electronic Still Store and Chyron machine.

Courses Taught

COM 220 Digital Media Convergence: a course designed to study the blending of text, sounds, and images in the media environment to create new media.  This course features units on visual literacy, photo editing, audio processing, video editing, and web publishing.

COM 348 Broadcast Presentation: This course emphasizes effective presentation of ideas and information on radio, television and online. Students focus on vocal and visual presentation, voice and diction, pronunciation, appearance, gestures and movement.

COM 360 Interactive Media: Students analyze the history and structure of interactive and newer media forms and explore their potential uses. This course experiments with interactive presentations and emerging media, using a media theory framework and models drawn from the fields of cognition and graphic design.

COM 324 Television Production: Students explore the principles and techniques in television broadcasting and other video media. Studio and field assignments emphasize the aesthetics of teleproduction and the centrality of effective audio. Students research, write and produce news, commercials and public service announcements.

COM 454 Producing for Broadcast and New Media: To attract target audiences, those in broadcast and new media must place importance on program development, message design, production aesthetics and distribution channels. Students produce substantive team or individual projects based on programming strategies and client needs. This culminating course for Broadcast and New Media students also explores career opportunities.

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