College Students Learn About Life in Local Media
Some local college students got a chance today to learn a little bit about what it takes to report the news. About three dozens students at the New England School of Communications in Bangor heard from a panel of local television and radio journalists, including TV5′s Jon Small. As part of the Intro to Media class, the students are exploring different aspects of the communication industry.They turned the tables on the reporters, too, asking questions about their jobs, why they like working in the media and how the news gets on the air every day.Freshman Beth Churchill says, “The finished product is so remote. It’s not like realistic and it really brought it down to earth for me, so that I can see that, yes, there are people and they go crazy trying to make deadlines.” Besides meeting some of the people they watch on the news, students say it was also interesting to see people they hear on the radio – and put a face to a voice.