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July 24, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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July 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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Pictures from Internship

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July 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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My last day…

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Yesterday was a slower day.  So much news had happened the previous day that reporters, and producers alike, were all working to complete research valuable to the packages they were creating concerning different elements of the day before’s events.  We were all busy trying to find people for interview, a task that proved quite difficult. 

A producer showed me how to complete stories that would be posted on the website.  She informed me that web uses the same skeleton story as the television version, but then you are able to add to it.  Therefore, a web story is much like that of newspaper.  Also, the headlines are similar to the slug but more detailed; the location should always be included in the web slug.

I completed my media portfolio today with my demo tape!  Several people took time out of their busy work day to let me recreate the entire noon cable lineup.  I faltered a little, but am pretty pleased with my final results.  It was fun sitting in the anchor’s chair, reading away, while packages were fed into my demo.  It looks very professional and was much appreciated!

Yesterday was my very last day of my internship at KSLA News 12.  My emotions concerning the station and broadcast journalism have evolved so much from when I first began.  I was beginning to form a connection with so many of my coworkers and really felt like I was becoming part of the team.  I am very sad to leave.

I have a job prospect in internet marketing and feel that I will follow that opportunity, but would love to work with the people at KSLA News 12 if that doesn’t work out!  My experience at KSLA News 12 will forever be remembered and appreciated!

Alleigha Cross Procell

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July 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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A very exciting day at the news station!

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First off, let me say that I am a little concerned because my post from yesterday and a few others has magically disappeared.  This is especially discerning as I have no backup file…

Yesterday, I spent the day reporting.  I was on the scene with a camera man and reporter talking about a local girl that was missing, but was at this point found!  I watched as the camera man got everything ready for the live shot, and was with them as we had difficulty with the microphone.  Fortunately, they were able to come back to us and the live shot was submitted successfully.

Today was a very exciting day!

I was in the newsroom when we heard over the police scanner that there had been a shooting in Shreveport.  As our news director was sending a crew to cover this story, the scanner uncovered more breaking news.  A car matching the discription of the shooter from the first incident had been spotted right down the road. 

The other intern and I rushed to get on the scene to try to capture some pictures to submit to the station.  Unfortunately, upon our arrival and meeting up with the camera man, the suspect shot himself.

It was very busy and we were on the scene to watch as the crime scene was marked off and cleared.  This all took place in the middle of noon traffic.  We were instructed by police to leave, but the police spokesperson did allow a crew to complete an on the scene live shot.

Being in the newsroom while news comes in is the best part of this internship.  Watching and hearing news unfold is very exciting. 

I spent the remainder of the day assisting the producers for the later shows.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to capture some film of myself for my portfolio.

Alleigha Cross Procell

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July 22, 2010 at 9:14 pm

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Today I really felt the pressure!

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I spent most of today assisting the producer with the twelve o clock live show.  There were several things that went wrong today though.  When we got into the booth, the pressure was on!

Some part of the system was down, so there were no supers in the nine oclock shows.  The producer was frustrated about this, but problems continued on into the twelve oclock as well.  With several new breaking news that KSLA 12 was the first to cover, the news director was very specific in the angle and timing he wanted each section to air.  A live shot was added close to print time, so the producer was left rearranging most of the finished script, 15 minutes before air time!

This did leave opportunity for me to get to write a couple of stories for the show.  These were national stories, but were exciting to hear my words on air all the same!  The stories will be uploaded into my library media.  The stories were about the Russian spies posing at US secret agents, the NASA external gas tank travelling from New Orleans to Florida for the last space shuttle mission, and the arrest of 3 Al Quaeda terrorists in Norway.

I am really enjoying working at the news station and cannot wait to being this everyday!

Alleigha Goodman Procell

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July 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

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Editting- Check!

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Today I decided that i wanted to switch it up a little and focus on editing.  I really enjoy doing editing work, I guess because it is a very creative process.  Forming a script and then putting a visual aid to it that fits just perfectly makes me feel like I really accomplished something.  Plus, you can’t forget that sometimes you really have to search for the best video for your particular story.

Unfortunately, because of the nature of my story, there wasn’t video available to go with the context specifically.  However, there was plenty of video available concerning the people and noted situation involved. 

In the editing bay, I worked to upload the video feed.  Then I added fades and change arrangement of the original video to focus in the beginning on the person of direct interest.  Overall, with the material that I had, I feel like I did a pretty good job.  Not to mention- it was fun!

Alleigha Goodman Procell

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July 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

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