Pickerington – Journalism students at the Ohio University Pickerington Center spent a day under the lights at a television news studio in Columbus. The students from the Introduction to Mass Communication course went on a field trip to WBNS Television.
"The students went to Channel 10 to learn how a newsroom operates and to see first-hand what a television studio looks like," said Instructor Les Somogyi. "The students talked to a news director and learned about the flow and the importance of news items and how they play out in the television media."
Somogyi said the trip to the television station really helped the students apply what they were learning in the class.
"They learned how the station functions as a business and what decisions are made in presenting the news," said Somogyi.
The students also spoke with one of the members of the station's weather team. Meteorologist Chris Bradley told the students why reporting the weather is a very important part of what the news channel does for the local community.
"Weather reporting is important because it is a safety issue and helps people plan their days," said Somogyi.
The Introduction to Mass Communication course examines all aspects of the media world.Students study radio, television, newspapers, magazines and digital media.