Soroptimist Club gains behind-the-scenes view of television

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Soroptimist Club gains behind-the-scenes view of television

Soroptimist club visited Hawaii News Now for a glimpse at behind-the-scenes broadcasting.

Soroptimist club visited Hawaii News Now for a glimpse at behind-the-scenes broadcasting.

Soroptimist club visited Hawaii News Now for a glimpse at behind-the-scenes broadcasting.

Soroptimist club visited Hawaii News Now for a glimpse at behind-the-scenes broadcasting.

Janelle Medrano, Editor

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Soroptimist Club members took a field trip to the Hawaii News Now television station in Honolulu where they learned about television programming and the three sister networks, KGMB, KHNL and KFVE. Students had an inside look at an actual newscast watching the 5 p.m. news with anchors Chris Tanaka and Stephanie Lum.

Club adviser Randall Fong said, “Since the Soroptimist Club visited the tv station two years ago and students enjoyed it, we again had the chance to learn more about the broadcast industry and meet with those who work in that particular field. We met the lead anchorwoman and saw the different roles that women play, such as the engineers and those in the control room who keep the news running. It gave us a great opportunity to see women who are doing what used to be men’s jobs.”  

Students found the visit entertaining and informative.

Freshman Jessica Medrano said, “It was a really great experience to see the anchors do the news live and what actually happens behind the scenes and seeing what doesn’t air on  screen. It gave me a new perspective while I was watching the newscast in person compared to watching the news on the television screen.”

Senior Shannon Domingsil said, “I’m considering studying broadcast journalism in college, so this visit to the tv station was an amazing experience to really see what it’s like behind the scenes. It gave me more insight into what I should expect if I enter into this field.”