What is ZTV?
ZTV is a co-curricular program within the academic unit of the School of Communication at The University of Akron. Our station is a career-development program where students train in different areas of media, production, television broadcasting, social media, and more. The hands-on experience helps students build their skillset, their knowledge, and their confidence in working in different environments in media, news, and entertainment.
Who makes the content for ZTV?
All of our content is produced by students at The University of Akron. While this program is housed in the School of Communication, all students at the university, regardless of their major or field of study, are welcome to apply. ZTV is committed to distribute content that only meets professional standards.
Where can I watch ZTV programming?
Our programming airs on channel 45-1 on campus and is distributed through social media on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Has ZTV won any awards?
Yes! ZTV programs have been recognized with a total of 8 College Production Awards or student Emmys, and 34 nominations by the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
We also received the 2017 Distinguished Program Award by the Ohio Communication Association.
Lastly, many of our members have won Communicator Awards and Telly Awards.
What do students learn in ZTV?
Our students acquire a variety of production skills and best practices for content management and distribution, including:
Camera usage using DSLRs and ENG cameras
Television studio equipment
Video and photo editing using Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Audition
Social Media Management