Thursday, August 09, 2007

My first article on NBC11.com

Most of my time this summer at NBC11 has been spent working on the new HomeTown Web site, plus a little for the Grand Prix site and a few other random project. But today I got to watch the main NBC11.com people at work. It was really neat to see how they get stuff posted so fast and how they convert TV news to Web. At the end of the day, they asked me to write a story. It was nothing fancy, but I had to write a coherent story for the Web based on a very short TV script, which is a lot different from what you read online or in print. So here is the result. Short and sweet, but has all the key details. Apparently while I was writing the story, they also interviewed one of the students on the air and then had him in the chat room talking to viewers. Pretty cool stuff. I also got to sit in on the meeting with the producers and reporters to plan out the 11 p.m. newscast.

In other news, we are already hard at work on the Spartan Daily for next semester.

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