Emerson Journalism Student Wins Associated Press Award
In the journalism department, students have many opportunities to produce their own work and have a portfolio to show to future employers. It is a great feeling when your work is specifically recognized. I just found out that two of the shows I produced last semester won Associated Press Awards. I’m so excited and grateful to everyone who worked on the shows with me. We won an award for our election coverage show called “Beacon Hill and Beyond” and for our coverage titled “One Nation Watch Show” covering of the One Nation March in Washington D.C.
Producing is not a one man show, you definitely need a solid team behind you. My biggest thanks goes out to Professor Marsha Della-Giustina who is constantly seeking opportunities for her students to go out beyond Emerson and work in the real world. Because of Marsha, some of us have gone to New York, Washington, Iowa, New Hampshire and L.A. to cover stories.
Just to give you a bit of background on each of the shows. Our One Nation Watch Show is special coverage of the One Nation March that took place on Saturday, October 2nd in Washington D.C. Hundreds of people turned up for the rally including politicians, human rights activists, faith leaders, civil leaders and ordinary people. They voiced their concerns about immigration, jobs, education, health care and financial reform.
We covered this historic event with our crew of reporters, photographers, and producers. Each reporter submitted packages highlighting issues like security, financial reform, immigration, rally preparation, health care reform, march preparation, jobs, and my own topics of education and anti-war. The program features interviews with Reverend Al Sharpton and Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President.
The packages were shot on HD using JVC HM-100 and on mini-dv tapes using JVC-200. We also had access to live podium footage from the rally feed. Each reporter edited his/her own packages. The anchors lead-ins were shot at the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
The show aired on the J-Channel and Winthrop Cable. Stay tuned for my next post on “Beacon Hill and Beyond!”
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