NY1 News Anchor John Schiumo to Speak on New Media Technology at LaGuardia Community College on Nov. 11

November 5, 2009— Long Island City, NY–November 5, 2009–LaGuardia Community College is hosting a presentation on November 11 featuring John Schiumo, the Emmy-award winning news anchor of NY1, who will speak about the new TV news. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Schiumo hosts his own nightly show, “The Call”–the industry’s first interactive newscast where viewers decide the lead story. He produces the day’s top story based on results of on-line voting by viewers, then answers their e-mails and calls during the show.

Mr. Schiumo will talk about the role of “preditor,” a relatively new development in the broadcast industry where the jobs of producer and editor are combined. Mr. Schiumo will share his secrets as “preditor-plus” and master multi-tasker–he researches his story, writes his story, often shoots the story while appearing as on-camera correspondent, edits the story, and anchors the story on-air.

Since its founding in 1992, NY1 has been a leader in bringing new media technology to traditional media venues.

The event will be held in the College’s Video Studio (room M-122) in its Main Building at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, and is presented by the Media Studies and New Media Technology programs. For more information, please call (718) 482-5706.

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Located in Long Island City, Queens in New York City, LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of New York, is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges. Founded in 1971, the College is recognized as an innovator in educating students who are under prepared for college work and/or are not primary English speakers. A catalyst for development in western Queens and beyond, LaGuardia serves New Yorkers and immigrants from 163 countries through over 50 majors and certificate programs, enabling career advancement and transfer to four-year colleges at twice the national average. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.