I have been given the opportunity and responsibility to complete the Buddy Check 7 package for the month of May! This is what I will be working on for the next few weeks. Every month on the 7th KWWL airs a package that is breast cancer related to remind women to do their monthly self exam. I will be focusing on a clinical trial in the works. I don't have much information on the trial yet though. I am excited to have a package air!
I am getting more and more intertwined in the news business. Instead of being home for Easter I spent it with a reporter doing a story on the Empowerment Movement. It was an experience I have never had and will never forget it! We went to an area African American church to get footage on African American people registering to vote.
Over 5 million African Americans are not registered to vote and the empowerment movement is hoping to decrease that by 1 million over Easter weekend. We talked with the Pastor and a man who registered to vote that day. The reporter I went with taught me a lot that day about how to approach a story like this.
Last week I worked on setting up my first PKG on the Hawkeye Community College Career Fair. I met some great people who helped me with everything I needed. I took an economical angle to my story and talked to some career service employees about what fields they see more and more students going into. After getting their responses I went and talked with people in those fields. Manufacturing and health care are really seeing great job outlooks in the coming years.
I noticed that there were so many businesses there looking to hire so I talked with them about that as well. They said they invited many businesses and then had many more contact them asking if there is room for them because they need to hire. This was a good sign for the economy in Iowa.
I edited a VOSOT for the 10 o’clock show and am working on a PKG for my reel. Hopefully I will figure out how to get some video on my website without actually paying to do it haha. Stay tuned!!