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REALLY? PSA Contest High School Winner -- 'Riley' -- Oak Harbor (WA) High School
REALLY? PSA Contest - High School Winner - 'Riley' - Oak Harbor (WA) High School
REALLY? PSA Contest - Honorable Mention- World Journalism Prepatory School, Flushing, NY
REALLY? PSA Contest - High School Runner Up - Fort Mill (SC) High School
REALLY? PSA CONTEST - Middle School Winner - Amherst (NY) Middle School
12/2010 Outstanding Feature. Hillcrest HS, Springfield, MO. Notice the wide-ranging B-roll in this emotional story about one teen’s journey and a teacher whose life was changed.
10/11/10 Announcements: SC Lee Junior HS, Copperas Cove, TX. Strong anchors. Nice graphics.
10/12/10 Package: Wakeland HS, Frisco, TX. Wonderful interview about segregation days at the school. Strong writing. Good use of historic photos.
10/13/10 Football Highlights, Pleasant Grove HS: Nice shooting – good wide angle shots of the game. Nice nat sound to start. Who won?
10/21Track Team Segment: James E. Taylor HS, Katy, TX. Lots of good interviews. Some good nat sound, but is the music necessary?
10/22/10 PSA: National Principals Month, Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis. Nice sound bites with principal and good B-roll. Music fits the topic.
10/4/2010 Sports Report: Lee’s Summit (MO) West HS. How swimmer with diabetes handles team practices. Good action shots.
10/5/2010 Announcements: Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA. Pep rally coverage includes local station coverage and off-camera talk.
10/6/2010 Announcements: St. Thomas More Prepatory School. Single anchor set up. Good sound.
10/7/2010 News Show: Lopez HS, Brownsville, TX. Strong anchor. Mix of announcements and reports.
10/8/2010 Announcements Plus: Carlsbad(CA) HS. Student of the Week segment features senior who makes iPhone apps. Note teacher interview.
9/27 News Story: Marcus HS, Flower Mound, TX. Who’s putting slippery soap on the floors in the bathrooms? Good story on vandalism.
9/28 News Show: Barlow (FL) HS. Solid opening and professional anchors get this show off to a strong start.
9/29 News Show: Countryside HS, Pinellas, FL. Live show. Some flaws and unprofessional behavior take away from one strong anchor, a solid format and some good writing.
10/1 News Show: South Mountain HS, Phoenix, AZ. Strong show with several good reports. Announcements get their own segment.
9/30Announcements Plus: Hanford HS., Richland, WA. Very strong announcements show. Outstanding anchors. Good writing.
9/20/10 NSPA Sports: Ladue Watkins Horton HS, St. Louis. Strong writing, interviews and shooting. Lots of detail.
9/24/10 NSPA News Show: Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, CA. Extraordinary show. Strong teen topics.
9/20/10 NSPA Sports Finalist: Ladue Watkins Horton HS, St. Louis. Strong writing, interviews and shooting.
9/21/10 NSPA News Finalist: Central HS, Springfield, MO. In-depth reporting, multiple interviews, strong writing, good video matches script.
9/22/10 NSPA Feature Finalist: Apple Valley (MN) HS. Strong topic and writing. There’s more to The Cowbell Guy than you think.
9/23/10 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist: Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, KS. Great stories. Highly emotional interview/ package with a student dying of cancer is outstanding.
9/13/10 Report: Deltona (FL) HS. What happened to the portable classroooms? Nice editing.
9/14/10 Announcement Show: S C Lee JHS, Copperas Cove, TX. Two pledges and moment of silence handled well.
9/16/10 Announcements Plus: Countryside HS, Clearwater, FL Strong writing and strong anchors make this a first-rate basic announcements show.
9/17/10 Announcements Plus: Carlsbad (CA) HS. Solid live announcements show with interviews and packages.
Constitution Day: Teacher-produced video gives an overview of the evolution of the U.S.Constition.
Shooting Football Games: Homestead HS. Watch the wide, medium and tight shots in this clip. Note how action matches the drumbeat.
Broadcast Audition: Nice short piece without script about auditions at Ladue Horton-Watkins HS in St. Louis.
Outstanding story: Hillcrest HS, Springfield, MO. Multi-interview story about student support group. Strong writing and editing on a sensitive topic.
First Shows: Announcements with graphics - Bishop Amat HS, Los Angeles. Professional anchors. Strong sports video.
First Shows: Freshman Orientation – Shawnee Mission (Kansas)HS, full day look at freshman orientation. B-roll with Voice Over.
First Shows: News Show – South Mountain HS, Phoenix. Strong anchors. Good piece on honor roll with interviews and tips from students. Nice B-roll on dress code.
First Shows: Announcements - St. Thomas More Prepatory School. Outstanding graphics. Good writing. Strong anchor.
First Shows: Full News Show – Carlsbad (CA) High School. Strong start to the year with good writing and professional anchors. Nice show index in opening slate and teases to next week’s show.
Announcements 101: Katy HS, Waller, TX Basic Announcements Show. Strong single anchor. Clean look. Good sound.
Announcements 102: Grand Island HS: Basic Announcements with graphics. Well written with smooth graphics transitions. Good sports highlights. Note the mics – strong sound.
Announcements 201: Johns Creek HS, Atlanta: Basic Announcement Show. Nice lower-thirds. Note transitions between anchors.
Announcements 202: Granada Hills HS, Los Angeles. Strong anchors with professional appearance. Add last-minute announcements separately.
Advanced Announcements - Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA: Announcements, graphics, in-studio interview, plus live report via Skype. Outstanding anchors. Professional look throughout.
Best of 2010: Stories - Central High School, Springfield, MO. Strong package with good writing, lots of good interviews and visuals.
Best of 2010: Stories: Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO. Emotional interview with singer who lost – and found – her voice. Strong reporting, writing and video editing.
Best of 2010: Writing - Coronado HS, Lubbock. Good writing in story about culinary program.
Best of 2010: Stories – Washington High School, Washington, MO. Strong story on a program that uses horseback riding for physical therapy patients.
Best of 2010: Stories: Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO. Emotional interview with singer who lost – and found – her voice. Strong reporting, writing and video editing.
Best of 2010: Stories - James Robinson HS, Fairfax, VA. Pokemon is back. Plenty of interviews with students and a teacher
Best of 2010: Openings – South Mountain High School in Phoenix shows how to get into the news quickly
Best of 2010: Opening -- Whitney HS, Rocklin, CA. Short teases to upcoming stories, then a quick shots of video gear and into the show
Best of 2010: Openings -- Grand Island HS has a short all-graphic opening that gets right into the show
Best of 2010 Openings – Carlsbad HS goes from Pledge to Previews before the opening. Note how the music holds it together.
Best of 2010: Openings – Northwest HS, Justin, TX. Show has to balance moment of silence and two pledges before the quick opening.
Best of 2010: Openings – Northwest HS, Justin, TX. Show has to balance moment of silence and two pledges before the quick opening.
Best of 2010 - Haiti Special: Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis. Excerpt from 28-minute documentary on Haiti produced by Senior Jake Torchin.
Hillcrest HS, Springfield, MO. News Story on students smoking incense to get high.
Best of 2010 - News Report. Washington HS, Washington, MO. Strong story on a program that uses horseback riding for physical therapy patients.
Best of 2010 - Everybody-Has-A-Story: Central HS, Springfield, MO.: Reporter and photographer follow a student who plays anime card game player on a typical Saturday.
Best of 2010 - Anchors: Cathedral HS, Los Angeles: 100th Announcement Show. Professional-quality anchors, good camera work with interesting movement.
Best of 2010 - Anchors: Announcements: East Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV. Strong anchors. Good camera work.
Best of 2010- Anchors: Valley Junior HS, Carlsbad, CA: Full news show. Nice story on Buffalo Brothers Guitar Shop. Strong Anchors.
News Story of the Week: Corona del Sol HS, Tempe, AZ. Outstanding report on state cutting CTE funding. Lots of interviews. Best one is of state education committee chairman.
Final Show of 2010: Northwest HS, Justin, TX. Best final show we’ve seen. Professional quality anchors keep the show moving. Strong segments. Ends with promo of next year’s show.
Final Show of 2010: Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA. Professional anchors. Good stories. Loved the piece on the retiring teacher. Strong ending.
Anchor Special: Grand Island HS, Grand Island, NY. Four anchors + 1 teleprompter = lots of giggles in this end of year show.
Freshman Crew Special: Ladue Horton-Watkins HS, St. Louis, MO. Freshman take over in this year-end show.
News Story: O’Fallon HS, O’Fallon, IL. OMG: Can texting ruin your grammar?
YEAR IN REVIEW: Feature Story. Central HS, Springfield, MO. Strong videography in feature on clothes for the prom.
YEAR IN REVIEW: AFTER: May, 2010, Grand Valley HS, Ashtabula, OH. Improved anchors. Shorter national headlines. More interviews.
YEAR IN REVIEW: BEFORE: September 2009, Grand Valley HS, Ashtabula, OH. Long intro. Sound problems. No interviews.
YEAR IN REVIEW: AFTER: May, 2010, Mount Juliet HS, Mount Juliet, TN. Opening anchor far more comfortable out of the studio. More interviews.
YEAR IN REVIEW: BEFORE: September 2009, Mount Juliet HS, Mount Juliet, TN. Static background in the first month of school. Nice golf story - but is the music copyright-free?
Announcements/News Show: Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA. Strong anchors mix announcements and off-campus reports. Good scripts and good shooting.
Fun Story: Timber Creek HS, Orlando, FL. Cross between a PSA and an editorial has fun with ‘sagged pants.’ Note how music matches the mood of each example.
Carl Zimmerman Salute Part II: Countryside HS, Clearwater, FL. Report from last January about school band preparing to perform at the Super Bowl. Great videography and editing.
SchoolTube Teacher of the Month: Countryside HS, Clearwater, FL. Tour of an extraordinary broadcast facility by an extraordinary teacher.
Special Report: Central High School. Final story in a series about a students struggle with ALS. Includes interviews with mother, teacher and friends. Well done piece on a difficult subject.
News Show: Apple Valley HS, Apple Valley, MN. Strong anchors and three good stories. Exceptional story on "cow bell guy."
News Coverage: Park School, Buffalo, NY. President visits Buffalo. Reporter has to think quickly to get interviews outside location of Obama speech.
Student Profile: Apple Valley HS, Apple Valley, MN. Outstanding profile of senior with rare bone disorder. Strong interviews. Solid writing. Good sound.
Full News Show: Academy School District 20, Colorado Springs, CO. Multi-school coverage in professional show. Interesting interview with alum about game addiction.
Announcements with graphics: Carlisle HS, Carlisle, PA. Simple graphics include basic information for each announcement. Script adds more detail.
Report: Alief Taylor HS, Houston, TX. NFL pros play basketball for charity. Good action shot. Lots of interviews.
Announcements Plus: Countryside HS, Clearwater, FL. State news and school news. Strong anchors. Professional appearance. Nice entertainment report.
Announcements Plus: Dos Pueblos HS, Goleta, CA. Nice intro on student interview story – focusing in the yearbook picture. Good sound.
ROTC Competition Report: Dallastown Area Senior HS, Dallastown, PA. Good video of competition. Lots of interviews.
Full News Show: Pemberton Township HS, Pemberton, NJ. Outstanding writing. Strong sports report with plenty of action shots.
Announcements Plus: Countryside HS, Clearwater, FL. Good anchors. Professional appearance. National sports report.
Feature Story: Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, MO. Good script. Nice interview. Uses signs to tell the story.
Sports Report: Glenwood HS, Chatham, IL. Nice sequence shooting. B-roll follows script well.
First-rate Announcements Show: Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA. This takes an announcement show to the highest level. Live announcements plus quick in-studio interview and in-depth video report with outstanding videography.
Announcements Plus: Alief Taylor HS, Houston, TX. Good anchors and nice report on Ladies of Excellence. Then counselors and teachers take over.
Full News Show: South Mountain HS, Phoenix, AZ. Strong anchors reading from paper scripts. Great video.
PSA: Frenship HS, Lubbock, TX. Many interviews tell the story of communicating across language barriers.
PSA: Carl Harrison HS, Kennesaw, GA. Outstanding sound from teacher and students. Nice camera work.
Trend Report: James Robinson HS, Fairfax, VA. Pokemon is back. Plenty of interviews with students and a teacher.
Class Candidates: Dos Pueblos HS, Goleta, CA. Nice intro –creative yet simple. Quick intros of 2011 class candidates.
News Show: Whitney HS, Rocklin, CA. Strong anchors. Note how many announcements are handled as PSAs. Two good PSAs about Broadcast Class.
Full News Show: Deerfield HS, Deerfield, IL. Strong segment on Endiskize shooting their music video on campus. Good B-roll throughout. Strong anchors.
Special Segment: Central High School, Springfield, MO. ‘Everybody Has A Story’ segment on a big sister with a special little brother.
Announcements: Columbus North High School, Columbus, IN. Good interaction between anchors. Nice writing and over-the-shoulder graphic titles.
Announcements Plus: North Montgomery HS, Crawfordsville, IN. Two anchor show with remotes on school lunch, weather and sports.
Announcements Plus: Highland Park HS, Highland Park, IL. Good two-anchor announcements. Great lighting makes the black drape background work. Includes PSA and film clip.
Announcements: East Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV. Strong anchors. Good camera work gives texture to announcements show.
Report: Central High School, Springfield, MO. Good report on costs of the prom. Strong script that matches video well.
Earth Day Report. Deltona HS, Deltona, FL. One-interview reprot on Earth Day with plenty of B-roll.
PSA: Shawnee-Mission North HS, Shawnee Mission, KS. Thirty seconds on teen drinking and the prom. Clever use of hand-written signs. Good focus. Powerful message.
News Show: San Benito HS, San Benito, TX. Excellent weather report. Nice video of girls soccer team.
Documentary: Springdale HS, Springdale, AR. Well done documentary on Springdale’s Law Academy. Interviews with students and with every teacher. Lots of in-the-field shooting.
News Show: Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, MO. Mix of community and school news. Nice writing on sleep essay.
Announcements Plus: Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA. Good blend of announcements and reporting, including STN Convention contest winner.
Sports report: James E. Taylor HS, Katy, TX. Story on successful new baseball coach uses B-roll to make the story lively.
Full news show: Whitney HS, Rocklin, CA. Great close ups in PSA on Junior Prom.
Full news show: Valley Junior HS, Carlsbad, CA. Check the shot variety in the first segment about beach volleyball.
Announcements Plus: Grand Island HS, Grand Island, NY. Strong anchor. Very good writing.
News show. Graves County HS, Mayfield, KY. Strong anchors. Good writing. National news. Last show before Spring Break.
Strong local story. Lake Orion HS, Lake Orion, MI. Story on local business that has helped create a $2,500 car for India.
News Report. Washington High School, Washington, MO. Strong story on a program that uses horseback riding for physical therapy patients.
News Report. Ocean City HS, Ocean City, NJ. Plenty of interviews and good overview of what it takes to put together a successful campus blood drive.
Announcements with Weather and Sports. Perry Hall HS, Baltimore, MD.
Basic News Show. Mount Juliet HS, Mount Juliet, TN. An inside-the-school show. Lots of sports. Good use of graphics.
Outstanding Segment – Everybody Has A Story. Central HS, Springfield, MO. Story of student involved in music and her church.
Whitney HS, Rocklin, CA. Full News Show: Outstanding themed show on financial state of the school district
West Ottawa Senior HS, Holland, MI. Announcements Show Plus: Here’s how to take a basic announcements show and add PSAs about campus events.
Highland Park Community HS, Highland Park, MI. Interview: Reporter asks good questions of State Wrestling Champion. Learn lots about him and his team.
Five Freedoms Finalist: Your Five Freedoms are Right In Front of Your Face: Washington High School
Five Freedoms Finalist: 5 Freedoms PSA_Andrew Aaron: Greendale High School
Five Freedoms Finalist: The Journey Of The 5 Freedoms: James Logan High School
Five Freedoms Finalist: A Persecution of Rights: Whitney High School
Five Freedoms Finalist: Colorless 2: Grand Valley High School
Five Freedoms Finalist: Prestonwood Christian Academy, Appreciate the Five Freedoms
Central HS, Springfield MO. Feature Package: Story of guidance counselor’s son, a U.S. Marine, who had near fatal vaccine reaction. Good mix of still photos and videos. Strong interviews to tell the story.
Christian Brothers: Announcements Show. Anchors are professional and kept going even through there were technical glitches. Recorded topic lead-ins add interest.
Whitney Hs, Rocklin, CA. Excellent News Show. Strong packages on major school budget cuts, Facebook protections and a new Eagle Scout.
Hillcrest HS, Springfield, MO. Community story on Big Band dance for senior citizens. Good writing and camera work.
Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA. Archive Interview. 2005 interview with Olympic Gold Winner Shaun White. Nice mix of family footage and photos with interview. Strong reporting.
Katy HS, Katy TX. Sadie Hawkins PSA: Send up of Sonic in-car ad. Funny. Well acted. Good video and audio. Nice news show PSA.
Ladue Horton Watkins HS. St. Louis, MO. Interview: Strong interview with owner of a record store. Good B-roll. Reporter asked questions that provoked long, thoughtful answers.
Alief Taylor HS, Houston, TX: News Show: Multiple anchors. Good writing. Check out counselors answering student questions.
Graves County HS, Mayfield, KY News Show: Anchors have professional appearance. Nice writing. Watch announcements at the end.
Feature Package: Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO. Emotional interview with Branson, MO, singer who lost – and found – her voice. Strong reporting, writing and video editing.
Advanced Announcements: Granada Hills HS, Los Angeles, CA. STrong anchors with professional appearance. Add last-minute announcements separately.
Feature Package: Central High School, Springfield, MO. Strong package with good writing, lots of good interviews and visuals.
Feature: Niles West HS, Skokie, IL: Interview and lots of tricks from student who is a yo-yo-professional
Hillcrest HS, Springfield, MO. News Story on incense some students are smoking
Whitney HS, Rocklin, CA: Full news show: Strong anchors on simple set that works. Well done stories and ads. Nice writing. Reporters identify their photographers.
Central HS, Springfield, MO. Everybody-Has-A-Story Series: Reporter and photographer follow a student who plays anime card game player on a typical Saturday.
Five Freedoms PSA Early Entry $100 Winner: Zach Geist, Alice Buffet Magnet MS, Omaha, NE. “Many Voices: One Purpose.”
Five Freedoms PSA Early Entry $100 WinnerAdam Mendry, Jersey Village, HS, Houston, TX, “Lost Freedom.” Submitted: Feb. 2, 2010. Deadline is Feb. 19.
Deerfield HS, Deerfield , IL: Full news show. Strong package on Rap with artist Rymefest.
Central HS. Springfield, MO: Basketball package. Good camera work and sound. Good writing. Script and pictures match well.
January Five Freedomss $100 Early Entry Winner: Century High School.. Entered: 1-25-2010
December Five Freedoms $100 Early Entry Winner: Malad HS, Malad City, ID. Entered 12-10-2009
November Five Freedoms PSA Contest $100 Early Entry Winner: Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis MO. Entered 11-3-09 (First Entry)
Cathedral HS, Los Angeles. News Show centered on announcements. One interview and honor roll coverage with voice over. Strong Anchors. Professional appearance throughout.
East Career & Tech Academy
Chatham HS. Basic Announcements. Good anchor. Good sound. No graphics.
Johns Creek HS, Atlanta: Basic Announcement Show. Nice lower-thirds. Note transitions between anchors.
Grand Island HS: Basic Announcements with graphics. Well written with smooth graphics transitions. Good sports highlights. Note the mics – strong sound.
Haiti Special: Bishop Ireton HS, Alexandria, VA: Interspersed coverage of school trip to Haiti and fundraising in wake of Haitian earthquake. Video and still photos with Voice Over.
Haiti Special: Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis. Excerpt from 28-minute documentary on Haiti produced by Senior Jake Torchin. Full documentary shown as Haiti fundraiser tonight at school.
Valley Junior HS, Carlsbad, CA: Full news show. Nice story on Buffalo Brothers Guitar Shop. Strong Anchors. Quick how-to on holiday green screen segment.
Katy HS, Waller, TX Basic Announcements Show. Strong single anchor. Clean look. Good sound.
Thurgood Marshall HS, Missouri City, TX. Basic Announcements Show: Nice PSA on Souper Bowl
Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA: Full News Show. Live report (via Skype) from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Palmetto HS, Miami, FL: Announcements show with one report on cold weather in Florida. Strong Anchors. Good writing.
Special How-To Video – Oakcrest HS, Mays Landing, NJ. Professionals show how to put together a package. Lots of examples.
Paso Robles HS, Paso Robles, CA: News Show with several stories. Interesting mix of still photos and videos in rodeo story. Skateboarding lesson is a great idea.
Frisco HS ISD,Collin, TX: Package on Preventing High School Drop Outs. Lots of interviews, strong camera work and good stand up.
Cathedral HS, Los Angeles: 100th Announcement Show. Professional-quality anchors, good camera work with interesting movement.
NSPA 2009 Broadcast Story of the Year: Waianae High School, Waianae, Hawaii Excellent storytelling and videography. Listen to each interview and watch how the script and video match.
Castaic Middle School, Castiaic, CA: Package on bus shortage. Lots of student interviews. Good B-roll. Can you find the quick international clip?
Blue Jay Journal TV, Washington, MO: Tatoo Story. Lots of close ups and several good interviews.
Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, CA: Holiday news show. Nice snowman animation intro. Good story on Best Buddies. Live choir singing. Check out the final slates.
McKinney High School, Dallas, TX: Full News Show. Strong stories on homeless shelter/thrift shop, girls basketball team at team building camp. Wonderful at-home visit with two teachers.
Timber Creek HS, Orlando, FL: Full News Show. Lots of sports. Two stories about dancing - one on a dance craze; the other on some schools that are dealing with inappropriate dancing at school events
Lovejoy HS, Allen, TX: Strong Interview. Interesting use of black and white to tell story from the past. Good close-up shots.
Announcements Plus, Timber Creek HS, Orlando, FL: Solid anchors, outstanding weather presentation, good writing. Administrators had on-air segment.
Story on after-school program, Castaic MS, Castaic, CA. Good writing, strong interviews, great close-ups and B-roll.
ANNOUNCEMENTS SHOW – Rockwall High School, Rockwall, TX: Show includes graphics and 3-camera set up. Anchors present themselves well. Writing includes some nice transitions.
VIDEO SPECIAL: Oak Ridge High School, Orlando FL: Class had to move from a full studio into a former day-care classroom. At least it had a kitchen. See what they did with it.
REPORTING – Paragould HS, Paragould, AR: Quick report on the new traffic light ‘cameras.’ Good story idea. Everybody thought those new things were cameras. Student journalists found the truth.
VIDEO SPECIAL –Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago, shot this with a Kodak zi8 camera, the next level of Flip-type video camera. Unlike most basic digital cameras, it has mic input, but you can see there’s no way to white balance .
NEWS STORY – Broughton HS , Raleigh, NC – WCAP Capital News: For 65 years the school band has marched in the town’s annual Christmas Parade. B-roll of band practicing and interview with band director and student.
Columbus North High School, Columbus IN: Basic Announcements with graphics.
Teacher Feature –– Washington High School, Washington, MO: Blue Jay Journal TV ‘Our Favorite Janitor’: Good sequencing and soundbites. It follows Bob Dotson’s advice to look for stories inside your own school.
NSPA 2009 Broadcast Story of the Year: Svannah’s Heart by Kellie Rowe of Davison HS, Davidson, MI – A well written and produced portrait of a girl with special needs as she enters Intermediate School.
Cabot High School, Cabot, AR: News Feature on putting together a half-time show. Interviews with Dance Team, Cheerleaders and Marching Band.
Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA: CHSTV: Full News Show with Live Remote and feature on student from South Africa. Strong Anchors. Good pronunciation of student names. Good sound and lighting.
Winter Park HS, Winter Park, FL: Advanced Announcements. Three Strong Anchors sharing a mic. Good Graphics. Nice writing. One-out-of studio report.
John Horn High School, Mesquite, TX: News Show: Good interaction between anchors, Nice stories on Salsa Dance Competition and Girls Basketball. Good writing.
Rockwall HS, Rockwall ,TX: Advanced announcements. Strong anchors. Good Lighting. Good use of graphics.
Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA: Newscast: Lots of depth for such a new program. Strong anchors. Don’t miss the interview with the principal and teacher about what it took to get HI’s broadcast journalism program started.
Century High School, Hillsboro, OR : Blood Drive Coverage. Good tight writing. Five quick interviews with stand-up and B-roll.
Washington High School, The Beat: School Spirit Week report. Perfect example of showing music rights
Outstanding student work from Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Powerful images that gain even more appeal through precise editing to its music, “Larger Than Life” from GarageBand.
Ola High School, McDonough, GA: Full news show. Outstanding anchors. Impressive cheerleader team competition video.
Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO, Veterans Day Special: Interviews with veterans using only their own words. Good lower-thirds.
St. Thomas More Preparatory School, Magnolia, DE: Basic announcement show with graphics, and sports. Good anchor. See how the interviewer tried to get SGA president talking by switching to an open-ended question.
Francis Howell North Hs, St. Charles, MO: KnightLife 100th episode. Nice opening with fast teasers. No stand ups. Good writing on Donut Shop story.
Valley Junior HS, Carlsbad, CA: Great weekly show. Check out the “car cams” in the Go-Kart story, the behind-the-scenes Tri-caster crew and the terrific baseball story.
Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA: Strong blend of announcements and news. Quick interview in studio about blood drive worked well. Nice writing on package on horse riding as therapy.
Friends Academy Locust Valley, NY, “FA Today”: Basic Announcements with Graphics. Good anchors and sound. Good use of information in lower-thirds.
Thurgood Marshall HS, Missouri City, TX: Basic announcements. Good Anchor. Regular feature that teaches a little sign language.
Carlisle HS, Carlisle, PA: “The Herd” Announcements with graphics. PSA “Don’t Run in the Halls” is very good. Nice sound.
Deerfield HS, Deerfield, IL: Full news show. Interview with Tony Hawk in San Diego. Strong anchors, strong packages.
Memorial HS – Senior Campus, Victoria, TX: Announcements-plus. Nice interview and b-roll with male cheerleader. Good anchors and writing.
Bedford HS: Basic Announcements Show. Strong anchors who handle reading from scripts very well. Good writing. Good sound.
Destrehan HS, Luling, LA: Sports interview show with the coach after a loss. Good questions, good video. Stay tuned to the end to see how the class streamed that game live.
Winter Park HS, Winter Park, FL: Strong basic announcements show. Good camera work and switching. Anchors were prepared and professional.
Advanced Announcements Show. Strong anchor. Includes inverviews, VOs, weather and sports. Good Key Club story about trip to Uruguay. Waynesville HS, Waynesville, MO
Strong News Show: Proves you don’t need fancy graphics behind anchors. Great lighting, fine writing on College Fair VO. Strong standup on Parking. Rockwall High School, Rockwall, Texas
Announcements at the end: Many individual school features. Kickapoo High School, Springfield, MO
Basic Announcements Show in 3 languages. Strong opening and closing. Lots of graphics. Mission High School, San Francisco
Basic Announcements Show with some extras: Nice segment on how to make a toga Johns Creek High School, Fulton, Georgia
HTV Magazine 20th Anniversary: "James' Big Day" (2008), Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO
HTV Magazine 20th Anniversary: "For a Purpose" (2006), Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO
HTV Magazine 20th Anniversary: “Clayton’s Last Breath” (2000), Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO
HTV Magazine 20th Anniversary: “Oklahoma City Memorial” (1997), Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO
Basic Announcements: Good Anchors. Green Screen with PowerPoint – Depew High School, Erie NY
Solid Announcements Show, Includes National & Local News: Countryside High School, Clearwater, Florida
Outstanding News Show – and with new staff: Deerfield High School
Week of October 5: Basic Show: Good Sound & Transitions: Bishop Grimes Junior Senior HS, Onondaga, NY
Weekly show about Bonner Springs High School
Hillcrest High School, Springfield, MO: New Converged School Website – Sample Daily Video
Week of Sept 28 – First Broadcast with New Staff: Grand Valley High School (GVTV), Ashtabula, OH
Week of Sept 28 – Good anchors, Interesting PSA: Columbus North High School.
Week of Sept. 28 – Good anchors, Lots of Stories: Mount Juliet High School, Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Lots of Good Stories: Blue Valley High School – Stillwell, KS
Good Writing & Anchors – Scottsboro High School, Scottsboro, AL
News Show Opening: Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO
Check this opening: Voorhees High School, Glen Gardner, NJ
Carlisle High School, Cumberland, PA
Thurgood Marshall HS – Texas
Openings: Dickinson HS – Galveston, TX
Openings Week: Ram Power Hour - West St. John HS, Edgard La
First News Show of 2009-10: Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, CA
First News Show of 2009-10: Alice Buffet Magnet Middle School, Omaha, NE, – 8th Grade Broadcast Production Class – Blue Team
First news show of 2009-10 Hanford High School, Richland, Washington
First News Show of 2009-10: Ola High School, McDonough, GA
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