Oliver Janney complemented his studies as a communication major with extensive work in television broadcasting through internships and part-time jobs. Before he had even graduated, he had been hired by a Baltimore news station as a writer -- and by his alma mater as an instructor.
During his freshman year, Oliver Janney shot video footage of a police manhunt that aired on “America’s Most Wanted.” By his sophomore year, he had been hired by FOX 45 in Baltimore as the lead editor for the station’s new three-hour live morning news show. By his junior year, he had signed on with Zoom Culture Inc. as a segment producer for several nationally syndicated television shows. And by the time he graduated in May 2003, he had already accepted two job offers: one as a writer for “WJZ Eyewitness News,” the highest-rated station in the Baltimore market, and another as an instructor for three classes in television and video production for Goucher College.
In addition to his internships and part-time jobs, Janney served as executive producer of the news program on Goucher’s on-campus television station, and he founded Goucher Student Radio. He credits Goucher with helping him get the kind of experience that enabled him to succeed -- very quickly -- in his career, and he says he has seen similar results in other students’ lives.
“A year after I had worked at FOX 45,” he says, “I went back to visit, and there were five people from Goucher working there -- not interning, getting paid. I asked where they had all come from, and they said, ‘Oh, Guy [Raymond, of Goucher’s communication and media studies department] sent me down here to intern and they hired me.’”
Janney recently was awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in general news production and is now working as one of two photojournalists at CNN Newsource in Washington.
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