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      Nebraska Broadcasters Association Gifts UNL with Funds for Broadcasting Equipment Update

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      The Nebraska Broadcasters Association has recently gifted broadcast journalism students at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with some new state-of-the-art equipment.

      Over the next five years the NBA will provide $100,000 to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the equipment fund for the program.

      Jim O'Hanlon, interim dean of the college said, "This gift willconsiderably update the learning opportunities our students will experience andprepare them well for today's world of work."

      According to Jerry Renaud, journalism professor and journalism sequence head, the college will stretch the benefitsof the donation as much as possible, but a large portion of the gift will gotoward a much-needed digital switcher for the college's television studio.

      Other portions will be used for camera equipment and an audio board. Some ofthe equipment being replaced uses dated analog technology and is between 23 and37 years old, Renaud said, and will be replaced with modern digital equipment.

      "The relationship between the J School and the NBA hasbeen getting stronger in recent years," said NBA President Marty Riemenschneider. "Wewanted to demonstrate our continuing support in this manner and to assist thebroadcasting sequence in providing students with the best technology to preparethem for a career in broadcasting."

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