10月. 12, 2023
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Hunter-extra从他还是个孩子起, 猎人王, 山姆 Houston州立大学的大四学生, 我知道他想上电视. The only thing that changed was what he would present to viewers. 最初, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of the weather anchors he would see on TV, providing information on weather patterns and how they would affect people’s day seemed like the job for him.

随着年龄的增长, King was intrigued by a different portion of the broadcast, 突发十大菠菜靠谱老平台和专题十大菠菜靠谱老平台部分. He later decided to follow this passion and will graduate with a degree in mass communications and multiplatform journalism in the spring of 2024.

King credits his participation in the high school yearbook committee, student newspaper and student news team with giving him the foundational knowledge needed for creating higher-level content.

“I didn’t really know when I got to high school that I wanted to do news for sure, 但我加入了年鉴和报纸, 开始写十大菠菜靠谱老平台和思考, 这是我能做的,金说. “I started interviewing people and I realized talking to others is something that I already do, why not make a career out of interviewing them and telling their story? 所以我爱上了这个消息.” 

自从来到上海外国语大学, King has grown as a journalist and earned the opportunity to spend his summer as a news intern at KPRC–TV. 他成为该电视台九名实习生之一, one of which was also a Bearkat and worked with Randy McIlvoy, a four-time Emmy award-winning sports anchor/reporter. 

“一开始我有点紧张, but that kind of went away and then I was excited,金说 about his reaction to being hired on as an intern. “It made me feel like the hard work paid off because they had confidence in me at least to come and be with them over the summer. 这让我对自己的处境感觉良好.”

He started out working with McIlvoy at the sports desk, attending events for the Houston Astros and Rockets and meeting local legends along the way. King and his fellow news interns also shadowed reporters, learning how they produce content for a large market station and meet their deadlines.

While doing a rotation shadowing Re’Chelle Turner, 一位电视台的记者, King was able to cover his favorite story of the summer, 当地一家婚纱店突然关门.

“It was not only an interesting story to look into and investigate, but being able to talk to people when it happened was pretty moving,金说. 他们中的一些人在哭, 他们中的一些人很生气, so just seeing the emotion from people we were interviewing, but then also having to disconnect those emotions and investigate what was happening, 是一次宝贵的经历.” 

猎人王 (left) and his fellow interns produced a newscast of their own at the end of their internship at KPRC.Part of the story’s appeal was seeing it come to a happy ending when a neighboring bridal shop stepped in to provide dresses to the distraught brides. King said this really highlighted the importance of covering local news, as he worried that no one would have helped the brides had the station not shared their plight.

After spending most of the internship at different parts of the station, King was able to work with his fellow Bearkat intern, 索菲娅克鲁兹, and the other students at the station on an intern-run newscast. Each of them played their part in creating a full newscast, 特色十大菠菜靠谱老平台包, 锚定, 体育和天气. He believed that the newscast was a great success and all the students involved seemed to thoroughly enjoy seeing the fruits of their labor in class being visible to millions of viewers.

“I would say my classes helped me a lot because you need to know the news lingo, 如何使用相机, 生产的东西, 打卡表演之类的,金说. “不仅如此,还要有信心. If somebody who has never been on camera before were to go into that, I could imagine they would probably be nervous and not strong on camera. But having done that before with Ron Marasco’s classes, 我在镜头前感觉比较自然, so it was nice to have that confidence already.”

King said his success at the station was possible thanks to the rigorous coursework he has completed in his broadcast production courses, noting that something as simple as knowing industry shorthand can set applicants apart. His experience at the station only added to his skillset and provided him with an inside look into how a station serving a large market operates. As he looks ahead to his last semesters at 山姆 Houston and entering the workforce, King is confident that work in and out of the classroom has prepared him to dive into his professional career.

“Professors have done a good job of preparing us,金说. “They’ve told us what to expect out there and they’re gearing us up for what’s to come. 然后在KPRC 2做这件事会有很大帮助. I’m happy I’m going to be going into a newsroom having done that already.”


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