Today we had two speakers come and visit us at the workshop. Christopher Conover came to speak to us about broadcast journalism. His lecture was great because he gave examples of what has happened to him while working in broadcasting. When he did a story on the Everglades, he had to do 11 takes to get one shot. He explained to us that the first time he got the shot perfectly but his co-workers wanted him to do it again so he could fall in the water. Mr. Conover also let us practice writing a script for a broadcast article. This was fun because I had never done anything similar to this.
Later on, Ernesto Portillo Jr. came to speak with us. I was struck by his passion for journalism. He spoke about how he fell in love with it and how he wants to represent the minorities of Tucson in his columns. Neto believes that Tucson has work to do in improving the way Tucson is to minorities.