Yesterday someone asked me if I like going to BYU.
Without hesitation I said...
I LOVE it.
I couldn't believe my own mouth.
Over the past 2 semesters I have jumped right in to the newsroom.
I feel like the people in the newsroom are suddenly my best friends.
A few weeks ago I helped out two friends with a model U.N. project they were working on.
I am not an anchor yet.
Hopefully that will come in the fall.
But since Sable
(our go to anchor woman)
had a lopsided mouth...
I got put in the hot seat.
I've done anchoring a little bit and would love it.
Now mind you the hair won't typically be curled.
This was kind of a last minute gig.
But I wanted to post a few pictures for my siblings in SLC, AZ, TX, CO, and SWITZERLAND.
They are always asking me how the newsroom is going.
She has the news bug more than I do.
So here is a little glimpse into the BYU Newsroom.
I will tell you one thing.
Taking an advanced English class after writing in Broadcast style for about a year is not easy!
I like short. simple. and to the point.
No fluff please!
The control room.
I am hoping to learn how to direct soon!
We will see if I have the patience for that one.
The BYU Broadcasting Program is incredible.
We are currently in huge competitions with our newscast.
I will be traveling to Vegas at the end of the semester to attend the RTNDA national conference.
Our school has received first place rankings, third place rankings, and fifth place rankings.
My brother likes to brag about the BYU Accounting program.
But I think he often forgets how amazing my program is.
We are one of the only schools in the country to produce a Live Newscast 5 days a week.
It's not the best thing you've ever watched.
Ok, its pretty hilarious sometimes.
But the only way for broadcasters to learn is to be thrown into the fire.
Yesterday, we produced a pretty crazy news cast.
Two live shots.
One live interview by a beginner reporter.
That's big for us.
It was kind of a mess.
But in the end...we all learned.
I am incredibly grateful to my professors.
Brother Johnson, Sister Todd, Brother Walz, Brother Curtis, Brother Green, and Dr. Cressman.
All of which have had a huge impact on me.
Dr. Cressman placed me in my internship
and is helping me write a research article about blogging from the news room.
Brother Johnson has taught me how to write, be on air, and produce.
Brother Walz taught me how to do standups.
Sister Todd taught me how to be on air all together, stay calm, and mostly be a Mom and a newswoman.
Brother Curtis sacrifices his entire life for our newsroom.
Literally. His family lives clear across the country in North Carolina.
He gets to the newsroom at 7 a.m. and I don't think the man ever sleeps.
Brother Green is the brains behind the whole thing.
He is the most patient man when it comes to teaching kids how to use cameras and computers.
A big thank you to everyone who is helping me along my broadcast learning journey.
I am still a big time beginner.
But I am soaking it all in and loving every minute of it.