NSAC VS NewsOne
Many of my fellow “Mass Commers” can attest to the difficulty of the two classes I’m about to break down for you. Late nights freaking out about what Dr. Browning will say when she sees your news package that you made. Laying out on the Mac lab floor wondering what Lori Westermann will throw at you next when you present your “Big Idea.”
Yeah, I’m talking about the National Student Advertising (NSAC) and News One classes. There are some of us that are fortunate enough, and by fortunate I mean we’ve lost years off of our life, to take both of these classes - some have even done them at the same time (you are crazy). I thought about it the other day and was wondering would I say that NSAC or News One is a more difficult class.
Let’s start with News One:
- rotating position every week - you have to be on your A game for this
- managing class and getting those interviews are no piece of cake
- carrying around all that equipment - you become sore in places you didn’t know existed
- live show - you might run through this one about eight, nine, twelve, twenty times
- postmortem - a place where you can either receive the highest of highs or where you will cry on the inside
- have a client, a challenge, and a budget - ready go
- high level of thinking - there aren’t really any guidelines
- working with a team to create detailed, research based plans book pages
- late nights in a mac lab - didn’t even know the building stayed open this late
- small group working together - dark secrets come out
- critique from lori - she’ll either hate it or love it; hold your breathe
Both are challenging in different aspects. If you can manage to take one, you can handle the other. I personally would argue that NSAC is a rough and tough class compared to News One. What do you think?