Earn the career experience and adrenaline rush of a lifetime in the Bob Koop Broadcast lab at St. Bonaventure University.
The Jandoli School of Communication is housed in the John J. Murphy Professional Building on the west side of campus. The building includes classrooms, academic offices and a 432-seat auditorium for guest speakers and special presentations.
The school is also home to the Koop Broadcast lab, a newsroom and fully functioning television production studio, where students excel individually and as a news team, working on deadlines and production assignments to create a full-speed broadcast show on SBU-TV, Channel 9.
The student-run broadcast streams live weekly and reaches thousands of Spectrum cable viewers and SBU-TV digital subscribers. Journalism lecturer Anna Bulszewicz (at right in accompanying photo), an award-winning broadcast journalist and news leader, is the program’s director. A 2007 graduate of the Jandoli School, Bulszewicz puts students on the path to career excellence by implementing teamwork combined with the latest TV news research, so students receive real-time experience before they begin their careers in a workplace newsroom.
In the Koop Lab you’ll receive one-on-one news training in all roles of a functioning newsroom. Students step into every news and production role in order to formally understand how a real TV station operates.
Additionally, SBU-TV is a competing campus and community news source on social media. The latest news research reveals news consumers are more apt to receive news briefs from their cell phones and other mobile devices. Koop Lab broadcast students not only produce a competitive broadcast TV product but must maintain and create content for our website and social media sites.
A student, digital content manager creates social media content deadlines to urgently inform our social subscribers. These public platforms are stellar teaching tools, providing an unmatched hands-on experience that generates professionalism and accountability.
What we work with in the Koop Lab
SBU-TV’s facilities include a professional news set and anchor desk, connected to a separate control room. More than 50 digital camcorders and DSLRs are available for use by enrolled students. Twelve AVID Media Composer editing workstations are used for production.
Modern newsroom and production software and digital on-screen graphics machines are also in the Koop Lab. The program is managed by award-winning broadcast personalities/professionals who have worked successfully as TV news and sports journalists in different parts of the country.
The lab is named for and dedicated to the memory of the late Bob Koop, a long-time anchor on WIVB-TV Channel 4 News in Buffalo.