“So, you’re on TV, right?” It’s a question I often get after telling people what I do on the weekends. To be specific, I produce the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts. But unlike reporting or other on-air talent, most folks don’t know what producers actually do. Hell, I hardly knew until I became one.
My friend and colleague Brandon Blue created this short NATPKG/Documentary about the broadcast classes at Iowa State University. Journalism courses 306 and 354 create a weekly news program I-State News and take turns running different equipment and producing the show. Brandon did a great job with this piece!
Friday, June 18 Early morning today! Since producers are on vacation/getting married, they’ve been doing some shifting, and I ended up working with just Chris Ludlow, the morning Executive Producer.
Thursday, May 20 I was photography today, but I did more in-house stuff. KCCI News Director Dave Busiek and Kevin Cooney looked at the stories Addison and I had edited the night before. It’s amazing how much is learned from listening to Dave for five minutes (he’s been a news director for a long time).
My first week at KCCI: A day with Steve Karlin, “Next Gen News,” WHY we do what we do, learning the ropes of producing, and an introduction to investigative reporting.
If you’re a college student, you’ve been there – an internship interview. I had one a couple months ago over the phone with CBS News. I had applied to their internship program in NYC a few days prior to receiving a phone call from their intern coordinator.
This was forwarded to me by one of my professors regarding ABC News’ recent decision to lay off a number of employees and move toward the use of multi-functioning journalists.
This might sound weird, but I’ve been thinking about something on a near-daily basis: the use of the word “media.”