Wednesday, July 11, 2012

[002] Blue Raiders on the Black Sea is Topic of 'MTSU On The Record'

FOR RELEASE: July 5, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081

MTSU Electronic Media Communication Majors Tackle Underwater Videography

MURFREESBORO—Underwater videography by MTSU students aboard the ship E/V Nautilus is the topic of the next “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, and 8 a.m. Sunday, July 15 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and

Dr. Mary Nichols, professor of electronic media communication, and Ryan Skelley, an EMC major, recorded the interview before leaving for an excursion to the Black Sea with explorer Bob Ballard. The oceanic adventurer found the wreckage of the Titanic in 1985 and the ruins of the Bismarck in 1989.

Nichols took MTSU students with her aboard the Nautilus for the first time last summer. The interns use remote operated vehicles, or ROVs, to capture digital images, using the visual aesthetics and techniques learned in their classes and in MTSU’s mobile production truck.

Skelley, a senior from Murfreesboro, was so proficient as an intern last summer that he returned this summer as a hired worker for one month.

For more information about the Nautilus project, visit Nichols and Skelley also have pages on the site at

To listen to previous programs, go to and click on “more” under the “Audio Clips” category.

For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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