Marblehead Youth News airs on the local cable access station MH-TV. What's interesting about it is that the program is written, produced, edited, and presented by students in second through eighth grade.
Pictured: Danny Abrams, 11, of Marblehead, technical director, left, assisted by Bryan Nadeau, production coordinator at Marblehead Community Access & Media Inc. Next
During a recent taping, boys and girls were operating the cameras, directing, working the teleprompter, staffing the tech room, and delivering the news and other stories from the anchor desk.
Pictured: Jake Moore, 13, a movie reviewer, tapes a segment of the student-run magazine style news program, Next
Participation in the program is flexible; students can participate for one show, every once in a while, or every month.
Davis Walker, 11, runs a camera as co-anchors Dalia Loughlin, 11, and Cameron Winch, 11, prepare for their on-camera appearance. Next
There are currently about 50 families involved and 70 children, though the number changes monthly. To join, they join the nonprofit station and pay a membership fee of $10 per child or $40 per family.
Pictured: Taylor Grohe, 8, runs a camera. Next
There is one brainstorming meeting a month in which the children pitch the stories and make assignments for coverage.They also make assignments for the co-anchors, crew, cameramen, floor director, and technical director. The roles change each month, so everyone gets a chance to learn the different skills .MH-TV supplies equipment and training. From there, it’s up to the kids.
Pictured: Taylor Grohe, 8, left, and Davis Walker, 11, right, run cameras. In the back are sports anchor Sean Heffernan, 10, co-anchors Dalia Loughlin, 11, and Cameron Winch, 11. Next
In addition to topical news, such as a recent big storm, and lighter stories, such as the tale of a ghost at the former Glover School, there are regular features including “Kids for a Cause’’ (charitable and service endeavors) and “Kids on the Street’’ (interviews with people on the street on a variety of topics).
Pictured: Sean Heffernan, 10, co-anchors Dalia Loughlin, 11, and Cameron Winch, 11. Back to the beginning
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