Want to be a TV journalist? Want to learn how to find a story, conduct a filmed interview, write and edit a story? Come learn basic TV news journalism and studio skills in this fun and completely hands-on classroom! In half the day, you will be learning basic TV journalism skills -- writing, shooting hand-held cameras, and videotape editing of news package stories. In the other half of the class, students will incorporate TV studio work (producing/directing of in-studio interview shows, demonstration projects, etc.) from the 3rd floor TV studio of the UNL Journalism school. The class will culminate on Friday with a live studio newscast.
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications and Channels 10/11 KOLN/KGIN will sponsor a television news and production day camp July 6-10 in conjunction with Bright Lights.
Bright Lights is a locally run nonprofit organization that takes learning beyond the classroom by providing youth with unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities.
The camp is for students completing sixth through eighth grades. Annie Mumgaard, former ETV-TV producer, and Mike Tobias, NET reporter/producer, will co-teach and the class will meet on the UNL campus at Andersen Hall at 16th and P Streets.
Registration begins April 1st. No residency requirements. Register early! Enrollment is limited to 24 students.
To register online please go to
Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each applicant is eligible for one partial scholarship for either a class or a day camp. More information can be found on the "Scholarships" information page at http://www.brightlights.org/summer_program/scholarships.html
ONE WEEK DAY CAMP DETAILS:
- Held Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- $198 tuition includes materials, a t-shirt, a daily snack, & supervised lunch care.
- Campers work with staff ratio of 5:1.
- Appropriate group dynamics and recreational activities will be included.
- Bring a sack lunch & wear comfortable clothes & shoes.
- Free t-shirts will be distributed the first day of camp.
- Camps may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment (full refund given).
- Good behavior is essential. Refunds will not be given to students who do not meet behavior expectations during the camp.
- Because of the intensity of the Career Camp experience, it is recommended that students take just one camp a summer.
The Bright Lights class schedule is posted online at http://www.brightlights.org/summer_program/class_schedule/index.html