High School Reporter Working for ABC 2 News

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High School Reporter Working for ABC 2 News

Photo credit: Jessica Carnivale

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Thanks to ABC 2 news, one student here at North Harford had the opportunity to join other student journalists to work in the news station. Junior Jessica Carnivale, an editor for Cry of the Hawk, is currently working there for ABC’s teen media project.

The teen media project is a journalism program for high school students where they get to write, produce, and anchor a newscast that airs once a month. Recently Carnivale was accepted into the teen media project. “I get to work with professionals in journalism and they teach me a little about the job and the ropes of what goes on in the news station.”

Carnivale first heard about the teen media project from her journalism teacher. In order to join the project Carnivale had to go through a few steps. She had to write two essays and submit an article she wrote for the Cry of the Hawk newspaper. After that ABC called her down for an interview at the station. “So I went and they asked me questions like why do I like journalism and what I’m passionate about. Then I got an email saying I was accepted into the project.”

Already Carnivale has worked out in the field as a journalist for ABC. So far Carnivale made a video package which involved going to a christmas village down in the inner harbor of Baltimore. She went with a photographer and interviewed a few people down there. “It was a really good experience and I got to see journalism first hand.” Carnivale said. When she got back to the studio Carnivale picked the times she wanted to be aired on TV. The editor was able to turn that into a video. Carnivale then was filmed for an opening and closing to the video. The story aired on January 7th.

This project has allowed Carnivale to meet other journalist from other schools and colleges. People who used to be in the program visited and talked to the current members. “Most of them are either in college or just graduated college, so a lot of them are from University of Maryland and they told me about their experiences there.” Carnivale explained. They told her that they should come to school at University of Maryland. A lot of the reporters there do news reporters while some are sports reporters. “I met some who went to Stanford last year and she did it for two years I believe.”

As a teen reporter working for ABC, Carnivale has the opportunity to go on television. Carnivale found the experience a little nerve racking. “It’s fun to see it though. Once everything’s done, like I’m recorded, I get to go and watch the anchors do it and we watch the show through.” Carnivale described.

    The teen reporter loves the experience of working there. Carnivale signed up so she could put this on her college resume. “I feel like I had a lot of experience, and they keep telling me I’m gonna be ahead.” The show is aired on the last Saturday of the month on ABC 2 news.

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