Behind the scenes of News22 – Video
As things wind down for us here at News22 we thought for our final newscast it would be nice to show you what we student’s do. New22′s Zach Rael takes us behind the scenes of News22.
Dedication. This is just one word you might use to describe those who put on the only live newscast in Las Cruces.
Airing every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; News22 is an entirely student run news program. News22 air’s from the New Mexico State University campus to most of southern New Mexico and parts of west Texas.
Sponsored, partly by KRWG and PBS, News22 gives student hands on experience in all aspects of television production.
Anchor and reporter, Josie Ortegon, explains the value she saw in News22 to help her career in broadcasting.
“You get what you give. If you put in a lot of work, you will get a lot out of it. It is a great resource, a lot of people don’t take advantage of it. It is a student run newscast”
While you the viewer might only see the final half hour production that is put on in Studio A at 6:30; its in the newsroom where students spend hours writing, editing, and producing the news stories you see on the newscast.
This dedication student give to News22 doesn’t go unnoticed.
Sports anchor and producer, Stephanie Flores, won 3rd place in Region 9 Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Sports Reporting.
In her award winning story, she went out into the community and found a group of kids who loved football.
“I mean this little kids were so excited to play football. I remember this one little boy that I interviewed, when I asked him ‘who do you want to be like when you grow up?’ And he told me, ‘I want to be Tom Brady!’ I was like, you are so cool. That passion and energy, those kids loved playing flag football.
While mistakes sometimes do happen, students learn from those mistakes.
News22 continues to provide quality local news for Las Cruces and giving students the skills they need to do so.