As a university that specializes in communications, Emerson College recognizes the importance of studying, capturing and analyzing journalism across all media platforms, including television.
Before SnapStream came along in 2007, the Department of Journalism recorded a limited amount of news broadcasts on VHS tapes, according to Paul Niwa, graduate journalism professor. “The technology was clunky and a huge burden,” Niwa said.
Because copies of news programs had to be requested in advance from the school’s Media Services Department, Emerson professors lacked a nimble way to capture, edit or view live TV in the classroom environment.
SnapStream’s powerful recording and search technology provides Emerson with immediate access to developing news, as well as the ability to look back on archived news. With newfound flexibility, the Department of Journalism pursues a wider variety of teaching strategies, such as: