NAIT NewsWatch – Entertainment – Cake Walk
My third position for NAIT NewsWatch this semester was Entertainment Host/Reporter.
This meant I was in charge of:
– Coming up several entertainment-related story ideas that would fill my segment (about 5 minutes)
– Arrange and conducting interviews
– Shooting and editing all stories
– Writing and voicing all stories
– Read the leads/voice over LIVE in studio!
I was really excited for my week doing Entertainment because for the longest time I had solely wanted to be an entertainment reporter (I still would love to have a job doing entertainment but now I am also open to news and other aspects of the industry as well!)
Here is a story on the Cake Walk Fundraiser that I did for that week!
I was happy with this because I made the extra effort to get the People person for the story! My instructor noticed as well — I did have an easy interview with the event organizer but I wanted to have the people person and I’m glad I got her :O) Leona was great to interview and those cakes were really cool! I also officially met Josh Classen that night ;) !
While there were technical difficulties on the day of the in-studio filming that did affect my segment — my instructors / executive producers gave me great critique. I had a solid line up, lots of variety, good writing, good shots and good delivery. I ALWAYS think my delivery could be better and given the technical difficulties that were going on at this point in the cast I was pretty bummed out, but I am happy that everything else turned out good! :) This was also my first and only week of the semester on camera in-studio, so it was a pretty important week for me!
Note — At this point in the cast it had just been after a disastrous technical error so I didn’t mask my unhappiness as well as I should have!