WHAT DID YOU THINK of our guests from last class, NBC10 reporter Byron Scott (right) and videographer Sam Adkins (left)?
Here are the things I thought stood out:
- Journalists are recording history as it happens.
- There is a great deal of pressure to have more information than competing newscasts.
- You should always be improving your writing skills.
- When you start out in broadcast journalism, you may feel like you are always working.
- As a journalist, you may see awful stuff (dead bodies!) and bad things may happen around you (gunshots!).
- Most anchors started as reporters.
- Telling a news story isn't always exploiting. It can be. You need to recognize when to back off, Byron said.
- It is a privilege to enter people's lives, learn about them, and transmit their tales on air.
What did you think?
10 months ago