UI-7 begins facelift of schedule

From September 21, 2008:

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Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the hiring of program coordinator Kate Brickman to oversee the transformation of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign basic cable station UI-7 to an academic and community-oriented service. (Remember that the direct link to this article will expire after Saturday, September 28.)


Editor’s note: Finally! As much as the SCOLA satellite feed has always been passively interesting to C-U Blogfidential for its culture-at-a-glance quality, I’m happy that the UIUC overlords will now be forced to dig up more locally relevant, English language material that we can easily understand. However, all you perspiring filmmakers out there looking for exposure for your work will be wise not to misread the line in this article that states:

“But the channel is not about to become ‘a cheerleader’ for the campus, Brickman said. There will be no censoring, she said. She and Ron Yates, dean of the College of Media, will have final say on what will be aired.”

That claim actually states that there will be no censoring of opinions regarding the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign, which probably still means that any material submitted for broadcast on UI-7 is subject to being gonged based on its content or views. Please feel free to test the waters, hardy souls, and let us know when we should fire up the telly and crack open a brewski.

~ Jason Pankoke

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