Third day at the Greene team! We started off with using Skype to run through a broadcast script as if we were actually on the air. This was led by professors Phil Altiere, Connie Conway, and Marcy McGinnis. My role was Anchor 2 and I had so much fun doing it! It was intriguing to see how much work went on off camera and get a glimpse into how actual news reporters and anchors do their jobs. One of my favorite parts was watching the final edited version of everybody’s broadcasts over Zoom together.
The rest of the day was for the teams to work on their assignments. My team set up an interview with Steve Chassman, the executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, to talk about the opioid epidemic. It was interesting to see his thoughts on the topic and you couldn’t miss how much he cared about the people that have been already affected by addiction as well as those that haven’t been affected but still can be. Overall, I’m looking forward to what’s in store for tomorrow!