Three years ago I decided to take a chance and join Blue Jay Journal TV rather than joining newspaper or yearbook, and I’m so glad that I did.
Without this class, the teammates I have met, and the people I’ve worked with in the Washington Community; these past three years would not have been nearly as fun.
I’ve had the opportunity to tell many people's stories in the Washington Community. Now, as I post my last blog, I would like to share my top three stories with you.
I produced this story towards the end of last year, when we found out that Dr. Wood was retiring, I knew that his story needed to be told in a fun and memorable way. I loved this story so much simply because it was the telling of our principal's view of the high school. It was also really fun because we were able to produce it as more of a documentary rather than a news story.
This is the last story I produced as a Blue Jay Journal TV broadcast student. When deciding on topics, I knew that I wanted to go out with a bang. This story did just that. The b-roll and the interviews aimed for the heart and showed a different side of those who travel abroad on mission trips. I loved the final product and I could not have wished for a better ending to these last three years.
Brenda Bailey is an amazing woman. Three years ago I was on a state team to produce a story in a week for the MIPA Journalism Challenge. We were told to tell the story of someone who continues to give above all else. I knew right away that Brenda was our lady. She helps with MakeAWish, her church, and Operation Christmas Child care packages. She does this even though just a few years ago she had a tumor the size of a baseball in her brain. The story was very challenging as we had so many good soundbites, but a limited amount of time to not only produce the story, but to tell the story. It had to be under 2:15. We ended up receiving first place at state with this story, and I was so proud of what I was able to accomplish with only a year of broadcasting under my belt.
Signing off for the last time, this is Ellie Scheer.