Began at approximately 1630 and ended around 1730 to 1745.
Once we got into Brian’s studio room, we began housekeeping talks about how we are going to schedule our weekly visits:
I work at the University of Colorado Hospital on the weekends, so the I had a flexible schedule to work with in terms of fitting time into Brian’s schedule which was decided is going to be on either a Tuesday or Thursday around 1600. We would/will correspond in advance to confirm before the actual visit for affirmation. This seemed to work comfortably for the both of us and we will plan accordingly since I started during the holiday season. We shared our communication preferences (email, phone, text, etc.) and have started a good repour on availability.
I brought my laptop and had opened my assignments (quizzes and the active e-textbook) to discuss with Brian. He had seen these questions with previous mentees in the past so I inquired if there were any huge changes, in terms of book version differences, over the course he has been mentoring. He honestly couldn’t remember, but he said everything looked familiar and wanted to go over any questions I had in terms of the reading and the first two lessons.
Some questions I had focused on was about laws, regulation, and policy in terms of do’s and do not’s over radio broadcasting and how he maintains it. Brian explained that everything is usually preplanned in terms of the audience so that the material would be reminiscent of the demographic most likely tuning in for that program. He showed me his current work projects assigned to him and used it as an example of scriptwriting towards an audience that was older and did not plan to include youth and adolescents. So certain terminology, subjects, topic, language, etc., that is targeted towards a 18-49 age group would be different from a Disney or Nickelodeon television show’s audience.
Besides targeted demographics, Brian had cited the 7 words, from American comedian George Carlin, generally frowned upon by the FCC. This connected well with one of the lesson quiz’s question about using indecent or foul language over broadcast. I got it wrong because it said it is never appropriate to use indecent language, but then I referred to the reading how it showed an exception for live events where it may occur and rules may differ. I brought up Trump and how cable networks standards differ from broadcast channels such as ABC, NBC, and CBS. Brian introduced to me the concept of community standards and how that might differ from region to region in the United States.
At the rearing of the session, Brian and I continued to go over the rest of the first two lesson quizzes and began talks about setting another one for the next week (and near future-weeks).