The NFHS Network is honored to highlight Loch Raven High School in Baltimore, Maryland, as the School Broadcast Program of the Week.
Loch Raven High School started incorporating the NFHS Network broadcast program into their journalism curriculum this year, offering students the opportunity to learn the basics of writing and to broadcast school events including sports and even musicals. The journalism students at Loch Raven stay quite busy across multiple activities. The small class produces six print newspapers and one monthly online publication in addition to broadcasting numerous events throughout the year.
Journalism teacher and program sponsor, Tracey Hanley, feels the broadcast program has added a welcome new dimension to the journalism program: “Students who love the nature of journalism but aren’t quite writers are able to be invested in the ‘field’ doing something they love – reporting our school sports and news.”
This new program has been able to bring a tremendous benefit to the community and school, helping individuals who can’t make events in person to watch them from home. For example, Hanley tells us, “A teacher who recently had twins was able to watch our school’s musical, Grease, this winter from home. She was so thrilled that she didn’t have to miss the show, and so was her two-year-old daughter.”
As an added benefit, the broadcast program has also proven helpful to student athletes who use video for recruitment purposes.
This journalism class and student broadcast team clearly stays on top of a broad range of journalistic tasks and covers a breadth of school content under Hanley’s leadership. It appears to be a stellar first year for this program.
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