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Newscast #10 - Rachel Brosky - Fall 2016

December 5, 2016

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 
had 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Special Viewing  

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 
connected. 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. 
It was 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.

                                             & Director