Raider’s Talk News visited the Channel 7 Eyewitness News station to learn from the professionals about reporting, public speaking, journalism, broadcasting, and television production. This was an exciting day for our Raiders!
Students were treated to a behind the scenes experience where they learned how the daily news segments are put together. Part of the tour included visiting the Control Room, Editing Room filled with all sorts of interesting equipment and discovering the magic of the Green Screen. Following a Q&A session with the news crew, the students were able to watch a live taping with reporter Marc Cota-Robles and Weathercaster Kimi Evans.
The idea to establish Raider’s Talk News developed when Computer Teacher, Mr. Hernandez, saw how enthusiastic the school was about giving the parents and students a place to receive important information, all while giving students the freedom to express themselves in a creative environment. Raider’s Talk News is a safe space for students to collaborate with their peers, develop public speaking skills and build self-esteem; all which are valuable 21st century skill qualities.
Students meet twice a week to review weekly news that will go into the newscast, and film episodes that airs once a week on their club Youtube channel.
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