Production, Newsday and the Long Island Ducks!

The Stony Brook School of Journalism control room. Photo by Emily Palazzotto. (July 18, 2018)

A very eventful Day 4 here at the Greene Experience, and just when I doubt that I can become any more intrigued by journalism than I am, I become even more mesmerized by the amazing things that comes along with this career path.

Early this morning, after a speedy quick breakfast, we all made our way over to the broadcast studio, where we had the amazing opportunity to put together a newscast. I got to be the anchor and the weather girl. I also got to work in the control room to do some of the “behind-the-scenes” work. It was a little intimidating at first to get up and speak in front of the camera, but after a while, it felt more normal to me. It was so astonishing to me how much work was put into producing only a two- to three-minute newscast. But as chaotic it could be at times, it was a blast and we all got good laughs out of the experience.

At the end of the lesson, watching back the newscasts, both good and bad, showed how much we improved from newscast to newscast.

Later today, we are going to Newsday to see how a real newsroom works and all that goes into producing a newspaper. After that, we are going to Bethpage Ballpark to conduct field work for stories on the Long Island Ducks. My team chose to cover the All-Star Game jersey auction.

I am very excited to try to apply all of these skills that I have learned so far this week. I’ve learned so much about many aspects of journalism and have gained so many new friends that I know I will keep after this week concludes. I am loving every second of this whole process!

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