Summer School At Newhouse Is A Working Vacation

Summer School At Newhouse Is A Working Vacation

As master’s students from the Newhouse School, my cohort and I attended graduation on May 12, 2018 with. While many people graduated and are going off for jobs and fellowships, we had a small week break and had to be right back at Newhouse bright and early on the following Monday. Many were confused as to why were even walking across the stage, but our program doesn’t allow for us to walk in August because that’s when the new school year starts and our program does denote that we’re done in 13 months. We started in July, so we’re finished in August if everything goes according to plan. The fun part about the next 12 weeks is that we’re really about to get into the nitty gritty parts of our degree (as if we weren’t already).

We have 6 weeks back at the Newhouse School working with our esteemed professors on daily newscasts. Some of my cohort has already had the chance to work on a full newscast show by working with Mornings on the Hill or the Sports Newscast, but others have not. During this time we will have the chance to report on news and trending topics in Syracuse and surrounding areas, while being able to rotate through different roles in the newsroom. Having the chance to work in all positions in the newsroom is fulfilling because we get the chance to dabble in something we might not have had the chance to before, and we can also hone in our skills with something we already know we love.

Positions:

  • Producer/Associate Producer: plan and coordinate various aspects of production such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing, and editing some video.
  • Reporter: research, investigate and present news and current affairs content for television, radio and the internet (there is a sports reporter, weather reporter, feature reporter, day-of reporter, and beat reporter).
  • Social Media Manager: create and maintain new marketing campaigns, brand promotions or product lines for the company/TV station on different sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

We have two daily shows, Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. EST – 4:30 p.m. EST and another from 4:45 p.m. EST – 5:15 p.m. EST. Each show will consist of packages, interviews, live shots/”look-alives”, and smaller version of packages or VO/SOTs. We have to turn around our work in 7 hours each time we are a reporter and be ready to be on camera, live in studio or in the field, then lastly turn around a web post (such as something like this) in less than 3 hours after the show is over.

If you want to follow our work, you can find our web posts and video pieces on NCC News Online   . Also follow the hashtag #NCCNews on Twitter to see live updates from the field and to follow our social media channels. We can’t wait to bring our viewers some great content over the next few weeks and I’ll be sharing some of my work here also so you can get a gist of what we do!

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Alexis Scott
Alexis Scott is a graduate student at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and studying Broadcast Digital Journalism. She hopes that when done at Syracuse University, she will be a reporter and multimedia journalist for a media/TV company. You can follow her on Twitter @ livewlex to have updates and follow her journey through graduate school.

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