With the Sony DXC-325 cameras rolling, the Shure and AKG microphones positioned, and the backdrops of the national monuments and memorials — including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial — in place, the new broadcast production studio at Crossland High School in Temple Hills is preparing the future broadcast journalists and technicians.
The broadcast studio at Crossland launched mid-January and airs two to 10 minute straight-news, sports talk, and interview-room segments live Tuesdays and Fridays.
The broadcasts are student-oriented, as the students work the cameras and lights, edit, and write the scripts. The anchors and studio crew consist of 25 to 30 sophomores, juniors and seniors.
“We have a lot of talent here, and we try to bring stuff that is relevant, with things that will bring (the students) closer to their studies,” said Terence Taylor, assistant principal and teacher of the broadcast production course. “We try to put some flavor into (the broadcast) than just the usual news format.”
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