Creating a Multicultural Programming Repository: Diversity Through Curriculum, Programming & Experiential Learning

Dr. Cathleen Londino,
Dr. Kristine Mirrer,
Scott McHugh,
Larry Ling-hsuan Tung
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The creation of a Multicultural Programming Repository was designed to enhance the two major options of the Department of Media & Film, (Multicultural Programming and Management and International Broadcast Journalism) and to provide programs for a Kean University Diversity channel. To maximize the chances of succeeding in such an ambitious undertaking, careful planning included goals, strategies and assessment measurements. Such a plan allowed the project to unfold in a series of regulated steps and for the university administrators to feel confident that time and money were well spent. The plan was developed after a search revealed there were no articles or research that directly address or supported the efforts of establishing a programming repository. There are various types of repositories that collect multicultural materials, but the articles were limited to highlighting the content within the repository. This paper will contribute to the special theme: “recording the present and preserving the past: digital archives and repositories.

Keywords: Repository, Multicultural, Programming, Management, assessment, strategies
Stream: Technology in Community
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
Paper: Creating a Multicultural Programming Repository

Dr. Cathleen Londino

Chair, Department of Media & Film, Kean University

Dr. Londino has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in media at Kean
for more than twenty years including Broadcast Journalism, Radio and Television Production, Mass Media, Performance, and Broadcast Regulation. She has presented internationally on program assessment, media regulation, and was recently a visiting professor in England. Dr. Londino has taught or participated in media related Travel Learn classes in Great Britain, Italy and Egypt. As part of its multicultural commitment, the Department of Media & Film hosted 25 media specialists from China who earned certificates in American Media and will be hosting a second group in late October. She is currently involved in Digital Storytelling as a means to tell human, corporate and news stories. Dr. Londino has participated in or presented several workshops on digital storytelling.

Dr. Kristine Mirrer

Assistant Chair, Department of Media & Film, Kean University

Dr. Mirrer has served as Acting Chair of the Department of Media & Film and authored the content for B.A. degree in Media & Film with major options in Broadcast, Multicultural Programming & Management, International Broadcast Journalism and Film. Dr. Mirrer has presented Master classes in Production and Broadcasting in Society issues. She is currently coordinating a class called "Inside Television" offered at the Academy for Television Arts and Sciences in New York City.

Scott McHugh

General Manager, WKNJ, Department of Media & Film, Kean University

Dr. McHugh has a long time interest in Sports Radio and has incorporated remote sports reporting into his programming at the radio station. In addition, along with Professor Larry Ling-hsuan Tung, he is the department's technical master of software editing programs such as Final Cut Suite and Adobe Premire.

Larry Ling-hsuan Tung

Faculty, Teaches Production and Media Criticism courses, Kean University

Professor Tung brings an international focus to Kean's curriculum through his expertise and interest in International Broadcast Journalism. He latest documentary, "Daughters From China" won the Honnolulu International Film Festival for Best Documentary.

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