Story posted March 22, 2012 in News by College of Communications

Comm 481 multimedia students were exploring the relationship between visuals and sounds as they learn to work with video. They each created a Soundscape, a 30-second video that uses only natural sound and images to tell a story. 


It’s something a lot of college students take very seriously — video games. Sometimes, players are relaxed and uncaring and others are serious and determined. This was a friendly game of NHL 12 that ended in joy for one player and disappointment for the other.

~ by Kirk Dyson


 Isn’t it all in a circular pattern?

~ by Travis Clark


Samantha Goya prepares to hit the bars in downtown State College.

~ by Stephanie Olmo


Over the weekend my little brothers played basketball on the dilapidated court in our backyard. Jacob, the older and taller one is very competitive and always wants to win. They weren’t keeping score, but he still wanted everyone to know when he made a basket.Sibling rivalry and trash talking are the basis of this very short film.

~ by David Dogget

About the Contributors

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Kirk Dyson

2012 Graduate / Broadcast Journalism

I grew up in Springfield, Pennsylvania, about 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Growing up, my life revolved around sports.  I played soccer and baseball from the time I could walk and am an avid hockey and football fan. 

My love for sports and easy-going personality made me decide to enroll in the College of Communications and pursue a career in sports journalism.

I have had the opportunity to intern for a news station, WMGM-NBC 40 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, under the sports director there.  I learned what it was like to be the anchor for local sports and the day-to-day requirements that would come with the job. 

Because of my love for sports, I enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism just before my senior year and have been given the chance to write for sports and also learn about sports broadcasting.  In the spring of 2012, I also took a sports broadcasting class in which I helped produce a sports show with my peers.

My hope is to get into the field of sports journalism so I can turn my passion of sports into a job that I will not only enjoy but be excited about.

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Travis Clark

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

I’m Travis Clark…I like working in images and video, and mostly take on things that touch me at some inner level. I’m graduating in broadcast journalism in May, but I’ll likely continue to make projects in journalism as well as in entertainment. Some of the pieces you’ll see are unfinished…don’t worry, I’m workin’ on ‘em.

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Dave Doggett

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

David was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Sports and music are his two biggest passions and he plans to make a career out of these through the medium of broadcasting.  He began his broadcasting career in his freshman year at Penn State when he joined ComRadio, the university’s student-run radio station.  Over his four year tenure at the station he provided play-by-play and color commentary performances for dozens of broadcasts for both Penn State and State College Area High School athletic events.  Though he covered myriad sports, some of his biggest events included Penn State football, basketball and baseball games.  Clips from these games can be found in his portfolio.  David was also a sports producer at ComRadio and was in charge of overseeing broadcasts for Penn State’s baseball and women’s basketball games for the station.
Comradio also produces weekly sports talk shows and music based shows.  David hosts one of each.  His sports show covered the four major professional sports in a conversational format with a co-host.  The music show he hosted was created to help give recognition to unsigned and relatively unknown hip hop artists from the Philadelphia area.  He would typically give a background of the artist, play one of their songs, and then analyze it.  Clips from both of these shows are also available in his Portfolio.
His love for sports and music also led him to several internships.  In sports he worked with and the Big Ten Network calling Penn State Men’s soccer games. He also worked with C-Net television in State College calling high school football and basketball games for the local cable network.  His music interests landed him an internship with Wired 96.5 in Philadelphia.  He has worked there as both a production and public relations intern.  His heart is in radio and would love nothing more than to pursue a career in it. 

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Stephanie Olmo

Senior / Broadcast Journalism, International Studies

Stephanie Olmo is an aspiring reporter who plans to land a career in the entertainment broadcast industry. As a senior at Penn State, she continues to further her education and prepare herself for the field she always had a passion for. With the knowledge she has obtained thus far and the experience she is fortunate to have gained, Stephanie will be a positive addition in any atmosphere.