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North High students learn TV skills with new media room


Students at one Sioux City High School are learning to put together a newscast. They've got some cool technology and a new room to work with.

North High School now has a digital media production room.

Besides editing software and microphones for voiceovers, the room has a green screen and brainstorming area.

The mass communications class is using these new tools to create a newscast and learning that it's easier said than done.

"It's a lot harder than you'd expect. It actually takes a lot of professionalism and a lot of takes, especially when you're first starting," said Tyler Plum, Senior.

Students gather stories by interviewing teachers and students in the school. They're also writing and shooting commercials.

While students say it takes a lot of work, they're finding out that the finished product is rewarding.

"I really like having a project and being able to see the outcome. I'm really excited to have everyone see it in the school and kind of be known as the class that did the news broadcast," said Kayla Samek, Senior.

The students say they hope to have their newscast done by the end of this week. It'll be broadcast to the rest of the school.

The new room is worth about $12,000 and was paid for with a grants, including one from Missouri River Historical Development.

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