Sara, Christina, and Laura are leaders for our school's broadcast journalism program. They work with approximately 25 other students to produce daily announcement videos and bi-weekly student life episodes for our school. These students have put in a lot of work and effort to grow our program into what it is today.
Right now, we currently have 3 cameras that must be shared between our almost 30 students. Our students often have to use the camera in a group and only a few people can take pictures or videos at a time. Sara and Christina want to make sure that more people have opportunities to use the cameras and develop their skills, so they have put together a project to raise money for another camera.
Through their participation in our broadcast journalism program, students learn many valuable skills. The hands-on experience of this class gives them technical knowledge about cameras, lighting, microphones, editing software, and more. These are valuable skills that they can take with them into a variety of career fields.
This class also helps them enhance their communication and teamwork skills. Students have to work together in order to get a project done, and they learn a lot from relying upon each other. They also learn about the importance of time management, as they are often working hard to meet an upcoming deadline.
In Their Own Words
"Our broadcast news program needs a new Canon EOS Rebel T6i to produce more videos. If we have another camera, we would be able to learn more about photography, videography, and more. We, the broadcast journalism students, want to better ourselves in what we love to do every day. Right now, we have 3 cameras that we have to share between 30 students. It is very hard to share cameras with this many people, and often it feels like we are no learning as much as we could because we don't have enough materials for everyone. But if we received another camera, it would really help us be the best we can be. Having another canon will also help us to express our love for journalism without worrying about the other students not getting a chance with the camera." - Christina
"As a member of the social media team in Broadcast, I intend to use social media to our advantage. Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are all powerful tools and can be utilized in a positive way within this project. I will design a graphic using Adobe Spark that advertises every detail in our DonorsChoose.org project. Kids are always on their phones, so if I post on every account that the Clay-Chalkville News represents, we can get the word out!" - Laura
"We are a growing program with many students and few equipment. We have so many goals and desires for what we want to accomplish! If we had another Canon camera, we would be able to grow our program even more and give everyone an opportunity to be an active contributor to our projects." - Sara
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