That is Called NewsI’m Michelle Chavez, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School with an interest in the journalism field. My interest stems from the sense of responsibility to keep the people around me informed. My experience comes from both the local to national level.
Usually, for a package to be edited in the studio and then aired, it takes a couple of hours, as I learned from my experience with Univision. However, technology is changing so quickly that journalism is forced to transform with it. With the direction I see journalism going, almost everything will be “breaking news.” When that happens, breaking news will no longer exist.
Some may say that the use of social media, especially Twitter, cannot tell the story like a news package would. That is true. However, it is possible to get more information posted through social media than what is currently being done.
While interning for a local magazine, I was assigned to cover SlutWalk DC, a rally to raise awareness about rape victims. I was able to shoot, edit, and post a video to Tumblr that summarized the event all from my iPhone before the event ended. The quality may not have perfectly matched that of their thousands-of-dollars-worth camera, but the video was up and the in-depth write-up followed a few hours later. I, a 17-year-old high school student, had beaten the local news channels.
That is called news.