So you wanna’ be in broadcast news? A camp is being offered during two weeks this month (July) at Wartburg College in Waverly to offer high schoolers an up-close look at radio and TV news. Assistant communication arts professor Jeff Stein says it gives students hands-on training. They do news writing exercises, they hear from a variety of speakers, and then they apply what skills they’ve learned to create a product that goes on the air. Stein says the week is packed with all sorts of activities and tours. Speakers are brought in from large and small stations, TV and radio, younger and older for each of the two weeks. He says the workshop provides students with some very valuable experience in helping them choose a career path.Stein says it’s tough for a young person to know if they want to pursue a career in broadcasting without trying it out, as jobs in professional stations are getting much harder to come by for young people with little-to-no experience. The camps run July 11th through the 15th and July 25 through the 29th. Wartburg College is also home to the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, the primary source for history about radio and television in Iowa.
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