I can’t believe Group 2 has already done our second newscast! This week feels like it went by so fast, and I am incredibly proud of the progress we have made!
We started out the week with a news meeting to discuss story ideas for Newscast 4. We began by watching our first show, and it felt great to watch it together! The room was filled with pride, but also determination to get the upcoming show even better. Once stories were decided, we sprang into action and I knew this was going to be good.
We reconvened Thursday for conferences and critiques. Our group set a record for how early they completed their packages! It was time for me to lead critiques and I was pleased with how well they went. Professor Dahlia is great at teaching the process, and between myself, Jackson Lilly, and Shannon Cunningham, we were able to help our reporters make great packages even better!
One of my favorite parts of being a producer is when I get to tell reporters their hard work paid off
and they are going to have their story on our show! Announcements were made Friday morning,
and that afternoon I assisted in filming the second story from our new Studio B! WVU News was
already Emmy award-winning, but I see it evolving more and more as opportunities arise, and I am
so proud to be a part of it! After we filmed, I began work on the script. Writing the script was much
easier this time around. With Professor Dahlia’s guidance, I am getting better and better! Once it was
done, I met with our anchors and on-set reporters for a read through. It wasn’t long before we were
ready for set!
Wednesday came, and I surprised myself by not being very nervous. We had everything we needed, and were ready to go! I felt comfortable in the control room and instructed our reporters as we went through tapings. We had a great team behind the scenes, and before long we had a show!
Overall, this week showed me how much things can change in a short amount of time. Having a show already past us gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to make this newscast even better! I am so thankful for everyone who has supported me so far, and so proud of our team! However, news never sleeps and we are already working towards our next “best show yet.”