Newscast three is finished, and I think it was our best yet, for many reasons. The reporters have made a huge improvement all the way around. Their stories, stand-ups, voiceovers and editing skills are all so much better than they were at the start of the year. Usually, we struggle to find enough good packages to make show. Once, we didn’t even have any stories to use for BOR.
Now, we were struggling to decide who would make show because there were so may good packages. I’m so happy and proud to witness this change. It makes my job harder, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The work and dedication they put into their stories and this class is inspiring.
We had our first newscast on Wednesday, and I honestly thought it went really well. Not perfect, of course, but it was better than I had expected. We did four takes. You could tell everyone was really nervous the first time around, but by the second take, everyone was much more comfortable and relaxed. It made me proud of our team, and excited to see what’s to come.
Last Monday, the reporters gave their pitches. They all had good ideas and I was impressed with how well they were working with their beats. I was running around like crazy after class to post their selected story ideas and conference times in the edit lab. Afterwards, I had a break until Wednesday.