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Campers in Bangor Learn About Life in the Media 

Catherine Pegram

High school students from as far away as New York are in Bangor this week – taking a break from summer vacation to learn about life in the media.They’re attending Maine Media Camp at the New England School of Communications. The two dozen students from all over the East Coast are getting a taste of all aspects of the media industry – from video production to audio engineering to sports reporting. They got a little insight today about television news from members of the TV5 team – Catherine Pegram and photojournalist Tom Round stopped by. The students say Maine Media camp is a good test-run of their dreams.Mike Philippon of Ellsworth says, “I think it’s great for someone if they want to test if it’s what they really want to do and stuff, instead of wasting money first and going to college and saying, oh, I don’t want to do this.”Mike Campbell of Holden adds, “I’d like to be a sports journalist and work my way up. I’d like to someday be in the Baseball Hall of Fame for my writing. But I’m just living the dream now actually so this has been a really awesome experience.”One of the big projects for the campers this week will be putting together a live video production of a concert at Husson University Thursday.The camp wraps up on Friday.