Last weekend Curtis McCloud and I went out to take some stand up shots to build my resume reel. It was a long day, however I was able to learn proper techniques for a reporter that is interested in this field. I brought a change of clothes and made up different scenarios, so that I would have variety of things to add to my reel. I was also able to write the scripts of what I wanted to say. I am in the process of continuing to edit and perfect my reel so that I can apply as an entry reporter to different places. I have been receiving some encouragement and constructive criticism as I continue to pursue the goal and dream of news journalist. I am looking forward to the final product!
I was able to go through a long list of associated press releases and choose news specifically for the Georgia area and use it as a form of practice.
Ms. Dionne also let me write an introduction to her news segment.
Basically, the introduction is what the news anchor reads to introduce Ms. Dionne. It’s absolutely fabulous to have hands-on experience that becomes reality before your eyes.
The introduction I worked on dealt with Small Business Saturday. Basically I had to come up with a creative way to talk about Small Business Saturday…that would be interesting and appealing to the audience.
Needless to say what I wrote was decent, but practice does make perfect, so I will continue to practice to one day reach perfect. Ms. Dionne took what I wrote and showed me how to make it better and more relevant.
My Intro: During the Nation’s biggest shopping weekend… Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to support your local retailers…Its a time when shopping small is a BIG way to contribute to your local community…
My Intro Perfected: The Nation’s biggest shopping weekend is well underway…And right now many are shopping small to give back in a BIG way. News Leader 9’s Brittany Dionne hit the stores for a fun day of shopping.