Q: What do you do at WOUB?
A: I am currently working as a reporter for Gridiron Glory in TVC-Ohio. Previously I worked as a reporter for MediaLab through J3500.
Q: How did you get involved with WOUB?
A: I took J3500 and got my stories published on Media Lab on WOUB's website.
Q: How much did you know going in? Specifically, about the tasks you perform there? Did you have previous broadcast experience before starting at WOUB?
A: No experience whatsoever, and now I know how to operate an HD-Cam, take photos using DSLR, use Adobe Premiere Pro, record tracks, use Adobe Audition and Photoshop. Professor Sharp's class taught me everything I know about working in broadcast. Even more helpful was the atmosphere of the newsroom because I could ask the other students any questions, and they would help me out very patiently. All those long nights, spent editing tracks and videos would have been impossible if I didn't have the other students helping me with troubleshooting.
Q: What is your time commitment (hours per week)?
A: Currently, it is 6-7 hours a week
Q: What're the skills have you developed or improved?
A: I have developed a skill for producing videos and for video features in sports, which I have grown to love.
Q: What advice would you give to students who are interested in working at WOUB?
A: You got to be willing to work the long hours and most of them will be spent staring at a dark computer screen. And you're going to miss out on sunny days outside because you'll spend all your time editing a video. But when the story is published, that feeling will be greater than Vitamin D in your bones. That high is worth all the hard work and long nights.