orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

November 23, 2012

Bear Broadcast and Journalism classes tour News station

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

BEAUMONT — On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear Broadcast and Journalism classes toured the Fox 4 News station at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. Students learned how TV news productions are made, viewed editing rooms, equipment, talked to reporters and were able to be on camera on the studio set. Dana Melancon (weatherman) showed them how the weather forecast is produced. They were able to work with actual weather maps using the green screen chroma-key filter. The group also toured the broadcast department, TV studio, radio station, and newspaper department at Lamar University the same morning. Sponsors are Tana Thompson, Ginger Bourque and Lindsey Standley.