I can’t believe this is my last time writing this blog. It’s crazy how fast the semester
has gone by. Preparation for our Special Edition Show was crazy, but I couldn’t
have asked for a better group to end this season strong.
This show had to be
approached differently for many reasons: it was the last show of the season, we
Thanksgiving Break in the middle of our preparation time, and (most importantly)
we were honoring
the victims of 9-11 and talking about how our country has changed.
As usual, we pitched stories for the week, but all were focused on remembering
September 11, 2001.
I knew that this show was going to be somber but important
and it was important that we communicate
that through our show. Everyone
did a fantastic job on packages this week. I knew this was going to
be a great
show! Once we made the hard decision of whose stories to use, we went to break.
Having a week off was nice, but it felt weird to have so much time off during
our preparation. The
script was done early, and it was a lot easier to write
this week. Before we went to break, Professor
Dahlia described this show as
a book with each story as a different chapter. All the stories were
This advice helped a lot, and I worked to make the show one continuous story.
The taping went by fast. Special thanks to Jaclyn, Ashley, Quinn, and Kristen for
lending a hand! The
reporters did a great job staying with the serious tone of
the show while still engaging our audience.
I went through the week thinking
I would be sobbing by the end of the show, but it just felt so quick.
also great to have a high school student join us. Getting to show others what
we do reminded
me how special this opportunity has been.
This opportunity has been incredible. I am so thankful for the skills I have acquired this semester. I
feel like I have become a better writer and leader as the shows have gone on, and I can only hope
the other members of my team feel the same way. I am so thankful for the support of Group 2. I couldn’t
ask for a more incredible group of people to work with! They’ve done amazing work and should be proud
of all they’ve accomplished.
I lastly want to thank Professor Gina Dahlia for her guidance this semester. I couldn’t have done it without her. Thanks for reading this blog. I wish the best for the future producers of WVU News.