REPORTS FROM JVS — Students in the multimedia and design program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School prepare to go live with their WJVS news broadcast. — Contributed
BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will be on the air as the multimedia and design program begins streaming daily news broadcasts over the next week.
Instructor Cody LaRue said WJVS reports start around 8 a.m. and can be seen on the Jefferson County JVS YouTube page. Each day, student anchors will present reports on school activities to keep the school and community abreast of JVS happenings. The anchors will be members of student organizations and will rotate on a regular basis.
LaRue said his students are involved in other aspects of the broadcast, including production and design. They include Anna Harper, Riley Stine, Thomas Burch and Matthew Barnes on cameras; Kevin Campos, Jason Nutter and Adam McCloud on master controls; Jarryn Hill and Lance Thornton, audio production; Lance Thornton, Emma Long, Kalvin Weaver, Jason Nutter, Gabriella Diaz, Jarryn Hill and Kevin Campos, design; and Gabriella Diaz, Adam McCloud, Alex Carothers and Chris Corona, news directors.
“We will livestream the broadcast news and there will be new things from the school. The whole school is going to be involved and the student organizations will be anchors from week to week. We are producing and doing everything inhouse.”
Reports will run from five to 10 minutes and highlight happenings throughout the school, such as programs and events. The broadcasts will be stored on playlists while podcasts from the last two seasons plus videos are also archived on the YouTube page.
“This is something we’ve been working toward and I’ve done broadcasts in the past, but now we have a new open broadcaster software system that is used for streamers and we can still maintain professional production value,” LaRue said.
Several of his students are excited about the opportunity and said it will prepare them for their future careers.
“I love it,” said senior Kevin Campos. “I love getting to learn the OBS and getting real-world experience. This is something I want to do in my career, so this is very helpful.”
“I’m excited to work with the audioboard. That’s something I want to do in the future,” added senior Jarryn Hill.
“I like the responsibility and pressure of working live,” added senior Jason Nutter. “It’s a real-world situation.”