Piketon High School
1414 Piketon Road
Piketon, OH 45661
Phone: (740) 289-2254
Course Description
For the next few months, we will draw on your unique capabilities to produce outstanding programs and I look forward to seeing – and supporting— your growth as a journalist. We will also be working on honing your skills as a reporter. While I hope there’s no blood, it certainly will take plenty of sweat, and likely a few tears, to meet every deadline and get SVSN on the air regularly. There will always be those moments of doubt but I assure you, we’ll manage, and we’ll manage as a team. Ask for help when you need it. Offer help if you can. If everyone around you is freaking out, be the one to make a joke. If everyone around you is goofing off, be the voice of reason that helps to bring people back on track. Part of being a good reporter is knowing how to research effectively, compose thought provoking questions for interviews, plan and stage a segment, and much more. Along with working in the field creating news reports and segments, we you will also be required to participate in workshops to improve the skills needed to work in the broadcasting industry. This will sometimes include writing and homework—Gasp! We will continually work to improve and create the best reports possible. This program is entirely student-run and it will provide a tremendous learning opportunity for you— but remember, while this is a learning opportunity for you, it is a viewing opportunity for the audience. Every episode of SVSN should present exceptional stories created according to the highest journalistic standards of accuracy, fairness, objectivity, and production value. The best report and segments will be chosen to be entered into the Ohio University Empixx Awards in the spring. We will attend the awards ceremony and workshop day at Ohio University Southern Campus. There, we will work with professionals in the broadcast field as well as students of the field in workshops to learn new techniques and a broad range of careers that are available to you in this field.
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