Week 6

July 21 – This week I really tried to focus on producing. The first thing I did when I got in around 9:30am (after the meeting of course) was start looking over the Vod website. Since KSBY is an NBC affiliate, and there is not enough local news in San Luis Obispo to fill the news shows, a lot of times producers scroll through NBC national stories and drop them in their shows. So Mike asked me to look through them, find current ones, and send him any I thought would be interesting. I really enjoying picking content for the show. It was cool to try and decide what people would think is interesting/newsworthy/important. Then I began writing scripts for different stories.

Salvation Army: http://www.ksby.com/news/santa-maria-salvation-army-hosts-first-ever-saturday-community-lunch/

Washington Wildfire: http://www.ksby.com/news/destructive-washington-wildfire-balloons-in-size/

Cuesta Welding Team: http://www.ksby.com/news/try-out-welding-at-mid-state-fair/

Meteorite Caught On-Cam:

       A POSSIBLE METEORITE WAS SEEN FALLING FROM THE SKY IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA.
     YOU CAN SEE A FLASH OF LIGHT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN…
     THE DRIVER RECORDED INCIDENT WITH A  DASHCAM… LATE LAST NIGHT.
     ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY… THERE WERE MORE        THAN THREE DOZEN REPORTS ALL ALONG THE EAST COAST OF PEOPLE SEEING THE SAME THING THAT NIGHT.
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It was a day full of desk work but all exciting and interesting. Learning more and more about producing.

July 22: Today pretty much went the same as the day before. Pulled stories from VOD, wrote a bunch of bumps and headlines and teases and tags etc. Not as many stories as yesterday but here is some stuff that I worked on.

Flights to Tel Aviv Cancelled: http://www.ksby.com/news/faa-tells-us-airlines-not-to-fly-to-tel-aviv/

THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IS *NOT* ALLOWING U-S AIRLINES TO FLY TO ISRAEL.
{***JEANETTE***}
     THE F-A-A DECISION COMES AFTER A HAMAS ROCKET EXPLODED NEAR THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TEL AVIV.
THE NOTICE ONLY APPLIES TO U-S AIRLINES SINCE THE F-A-A HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER CARRIERS FROM OTHER NATIONS.
     THE BAN IS IN EFFECT FOR 24 HOURS … AND THE F-A-A WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR AND EVALUATE THE SITUATION.
     IT WILL THEN DECIDE IF FLIGHTS CAN RESUME.
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Favorite Charity Competition:

     WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH PG&E TO PUT ON THE FIRST EVER *YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY* ON THE CENTRAL COAST.     
     A DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF JUDGES HAVE SELECTED 22 APPLICANTS OUT OF ABOUT 150 NOMINATIONS TO BE VOTED ON FOR SEVERAL DIFFERENT CATAGORIES.
     CATAGORIES INCLUDE COMMUNITY… EDUCATION… ENVIRONMENT… AND GENERAL INTEREST.
     EACH CATAGORY WINNER WILL RECEIVE TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS WITH AN OVERALL GRAND PRIZE OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR AND THE TITLE *YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY.*
     VOTING BEGINS TODAY AND GOES THROUGH FRIDAY.
     YOU CAN VOTE ONLINE WITH ONE VOTE PER I-P ADDRESS PER DAY.

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China Meat Scandal:

A CHINESE MEAT PRODUCER ALLEGEDLY SOLD EXPIRED MEAT TO MCDONALDS… K-F-C.. AND PIZZA HUT CHAINS IN CHINA.
THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND THE SHANGHAI FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SUSPENDED THE COMPANY’S OPERATIONS.
     MCDONALDS CORP AND YUM BRANDS… THE OWNER OF K-F-C AND PIZZA HUT… STOPPED USING MEAT FROM THAT COMPANY IMMEDIATELY.
     THEY PLAN ON CONDUCTING THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION.

Casino Bank Robbery:

THE MANHUNT IS ON FOR TWO MEN WHO ROBBED A CASINO IN ATLANTIC CITY YESTERDAY MORNING.
INVESTIGATORS SAY MORE THAN 180-THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS STOLEN FROM CAESAR’S.
     ONE OF THE ROBBERS PULLED A GUN BEFORE THEY MADE OFF WITH TWO PLASTIC CASH BOXES.
     OFFICERS HAVEN’T RELEASED DESCRIPTIONS OF EITHER ROBBER.
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A lot of these stories aired live but didn’t make it to the web so I just copied and pasted the scripts I wrote. I wish you could see it with the video and anchors, etc.

So that is pretty much what I’ve been up to this week as an intern. I spent all my time in the studio trying to learn more and more about the behind-the-scenes stuff. Next week I plan to continue with that trend. Thanks for tuning in!

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