Recently, members of Springfield’s NAACP Youth Council enjoyed exploring the world of broadcast journalism.
Leonard Horton, instructor in the department of media, journalism and film, welcomed the group to the journalism program’s facilities in Strong Hall. There, council members conducted a mock newscast.
“A television studio has a way of getting anyone’s attention,” Horton said. The experience was also an opportunity to practice collaboration.
“Aside from the lights and cameras, the attention to detail and communication needed to pull off a live production is a great teaching tool for young adults,” Horton said. “It was great to see students discover new talents.”
Shurita Thomas Tate, NAACP-Springfield Branch board member, agreed that there may be some future news anchors among the group.
“As we were leaving Strong Hall, several kids were puffed up about their newfound talent,” she shared. “It was really great to see.”