Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Sunrise experience with Hawaii News Now

On Thursday, April 4th, our class had a field trip to the Hawaii News Now station.  I had to wake up at 4 am but it was all worth it because it was the best first experience I've ever had with dealing with media.  From watching how much work the reporters did just to present the news to the extensive technological innovations used to create a successful and smooth flowing lives news show, I was overwhelmed but impressed at the same time.  I tried my best to understand how everything worked.  The cameras are all controlled by one person combined with the use of technology.  you would never know that the area that the reporters used was actually a small compact space because they made everything flow so smoothly and almost effortlessly.  I was even more impressed that this morning crew did this EVERY MORNING!  The news show isn't just an hour, but it runs from 4:30-8am daily.  If  you really think about how much time and work they put into delivering our news, it's quite impressive!  I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to see how things work.  I got a new view of the communications field and it's helped me expand my knowledge and my interest in journalism.

1 comment:

  1. As cool as it was to go, I don't think I could do it EVERY morning...dang.