Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
So I'm almost done producing our student-run newscast for the year... and I find myself trying to do a balancing act. Both inside and outside of the newsroom. But in reference to the newsroom, I feel like I have the logistics of producing down pretty well... Now I find myself working to improve the management side. And like I said, it's a balancing act. In order to be a "power producer," you have to be good at both. Sometimes I find that it can be a struggle for me, since the people I work with are also my peers, my classmates, and my friends.
It's difficult working with so many people who all have different points of views and different ways of doing things, when that day the newscast is considered "your show" and you have your own visions for how you what things to be. Becoming a better producer is definitely something that comes with time and experience in dealing with all sorts of different situations. Producing this semester for independent study has been a great learning experience for me as a future journalist, and overall as a person.
I enjoy looking up stories on the AP wires and reading about all of the crazy things going on in today's world. There's always interesting stories on the wires that I love to read, but just don't make the cut to be placed in to my rundown. So soon, I will be posting a list of some headlines I think are interesting that I didn't get to put in my show. Something to look forward to! =)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Anyways, my last few newscasts I have produced have been fantastic! At first I thought having too many reporters was an issue because we didn't have enough equipment in the newsroom. But now I'm so glad I have that issue over not having enough reporters to cover news of the day. Because I usually have at least 10 reporters, my newscast is always jam packed with news of the day and it's FANTASTIC!
Now that it is later in the semester and everyone is becoming more comfortable and experienced with what they are doing, things are running much more smoothly in the newsroom. Especially now that I am better with time management when I'm producing, it kind of helps me set the tone for the rest of the newsroom.
Everyone is doing a great job and I am loving producing. I know I'm definitely not a "Power Producer" yet... but I feel like I'm on my way to becoming one!
I want to post a favorite news story of mine... but recently I haven't really had much national or international news in my rundown. So I'm thinking that local and breaking news in my new favorite type of news as long as we are covering it!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
9:00AM: IN THE NEWSROOM
9:15AM: CHECK WIRES
9:30-9:45AM: ALL ASSIGNMENTS OUT
10:00-10:30AM: ALL STORIES, FORMATS, TIMES, AND WRITER’S INITIALS IN
11:30-NOON: AP STORIES HANDED OUT TO ASSOCIATE PRODUCERSNOON-1:00PM: (Hopefully LUNCH!)
2:00PM ANCHOR READS AND CGS DONE
2:00PM-2:30PM: GRAPHICS ORDERED AND HEADS/TEASES ON BOARD
3:00PM: HEADS WRITTEN
3:00PM-4:00PM: UPDATE NEWS
4:10PM: NUMBER SCRIPTS
4:15PM: PRINT SCRIPTS
4:35PM: CHECK VIDEOS
4:50PM: PRODUCER IN CONTROL ROOM