TUSK TV Presents…
The Show Must Go On
Producer: Kimberly Cruz and Tristan Maglunog
Intro: It’s been almost one year of this ongoing pandemic. covid-19 has shut down all in-person events, affecting the performing arts industry drastically. our reporters Kimberly Cruz and Tristan Maglunog share the story of how performers are still finding ways to share their passions with the world.
Producer: Daisy Tornel
INTRO: Bars, clubs, and restaurants would be typically busy at night each weekend. but due to covid-19, the industry took a big hit overnight. our reporter Daisy Tornel investigated how the scene has changed and where it’s heading.
The Forgotten History of Sacramento
Producer: Breanna Eastlick
Intro: Museums around California were forced to shut down when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. That hasn’t stopped the Sacramento History Museum from finding new ways to tell the history of California’s capital to its audience. With the help of technology the museum is working everyday to create online activities and tours for people of all ages to learn about the golden state.
An Uneven Playing Field
Producer: Breanna Eastlick
Intro: Competitive softball teams around California have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Teams are forced to travel out of state in order to get playing time in and get recognized by college coaches in hopes to be awarded a scholarship. Not only has their season been affected but their fees have been raised as well. Reporter Bre Eastlick takes us on the journey of one softball team who is doing everything possible to get their girls to the next level.
Producer: Tristan Maglunog
Intro: Last Fall, the El Dorado Fire, otherwise known as the Gender Reveal Fire, sparked destruction upon the San Bernardino Mountains for over two months. The community of Oak Glen sits at the foot of the mountains, offering a front seat view to the fire. In a town that faced uncertainty during the wildfire season, hope remained hazy. But as reporter Tristan Maglunog discovers, the strength of community during tough times is much greater than the dangers that threaten them.
LATINOS FOR TRUMP
Producers: Edwin Flores and Julio Marquez
Intro: 2020… A year like no other. Amidst a pandemic, an already divided country only seemed to grow farther apart. Protestors filled the streets in the fight against racial injustice and police brutality. Yet, there was another political battle elsewhere that may have gone unnoticed… Inside some Latino households, political tensions challenge the relationships among family members. Our very own Edwin Flores and Julio Marquez investigated these connections between two divided families here in SoCal.
THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS OF COACHELLA
Producer: Edwin Flores
Intro: Working on the frontlines of a pandemic takes a special kind of courage… especially for farmworkers who have been hit hard by the virus. already facing tough labor conditions, they now have to worry about getting infected. our reporter edwin flores headed out to the coachella valley to see what it’s really like to be out in-the-field
WINNER: Associated Collegiate Press Awards: 1st Place, Best Broadcast News Story
DERBY DAMES: A DOCUMENTARY
TIRED, HUNGRY, AND FED UP: VENEZUELAN MIGRANTS SEEK REFUGE IN SPAIN
PRODUCED BY MACKENZIE QUINN
PRODUCED BY DOMINIC TORRES
PRODUCED BY ALONDRA VALDIVIA
PRODUCED BY PAIGE FARLEY AND JOMAR JARAMILO
About TUSK TV:
TUSK magazine, CSUF’s award-winning lifestyle magazine, is proud to present the launch of our new vertical TUSK TV. The TUSK TV team will be comprised of CSUF’s most-advanced broadcast journalism students enrolled in a new course, COMM 432: TV Newsmagazine. These students are passionate about telling millennial stories, the millennial way.
“Our content will be raw, cutthroat and original. We want to challenge traditional television news formalities, and we want the freedom to tell our stories our way,” said Dominic Torres, TUSK TV’s Executive Producer. “We are embracing documentary-style journalism and modern-day graphics and music to explore the ever-changing forms of storytelling.”
Tusk TV will be managed by Prof. Jesús Ayala, a lecturer in the Department of Communications, and a four-time Emmy award-winning TV news producer with 16-years of experience in long-form TV News.
“The truth is that the industry is evolving and not all broadcast journalism students want to pursue careers in day-of-air news anymore,” said Ayala. “TUSK TV presents us with a unique opportunity to not only broaden and diversify the curriculum within our journalism program, but it is also a great avenue for us to prepare students who want to pursue careers in the docuseries space or in long format TV.”
TUSK TV will be archived at tuskmagazine.org and will supplement TUSK magazine’s 20-year tenure as CSUF’s leading student lifestyle publication. TUSK magazine was named best magazine for universities >10,000 students by the California College Media Association in 2019.
“We are excited to collaborate and build a new identity for TUSK that incorporates multimedia and long-form broadcast reporting, highlighting the changing role magazines play in today’s media marketplace,” said Chelsea Reynolds, an assistant professor of Communications who advises TUSK and teaches COMM 437: Advanced Magazine Writing and COMM 434: Magazine Production.
For TUSK TV’s first broadcast, Torres, a senior majoring in Communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism, traveled all the way to Valencia, Spain to tell the harrowing stories of Venezuelan refugees who are struggling to find a safe haven thousands of miles away from home. The story will be launched on the TUSK TV vertical in late October.