Aside from talking about where I'm from, let's talk about Roane State.
Now let's talk about my major at Roane State and why I chose it.
I'm currently in the Television/Studio Production class at the Channel 15 Studio. The class is about just what the name suggests. As students, we're learning how to produce and edit studio and television productions. We've produced our own TV show called Scenic Backroads: The People and Places of Tennessee. As students, we produce and run the episodes by deciding our own topics, going out into the field to shoot the footage, doing the reporting, piecing and editing the episodes, and writing the script for the episodes ourselves. Some of the show's topics have included a mule farm, disc golf, antique shops, and a bakery, as well as many other things. Having class and working in the studio is a lot of fun. All of the students are friendly and enjoy what they're doing. We always have a good time and enjoy the company.
I have produced segments for two episodes and anchored a third episode. My first segment featured the disc golf course at Roane County Park. I love to play disc golf and I wanted to share some information about the wonderful course here in Roane County as well as instruct anyone new to the game on how to play. My second segment featured the noon whistle in downtown Harriman. This segment was interesting because I had no idea about the whistle. I enjoyed producing and reporting this one mainly because I learned a lot of things from it that I didn't know. I have also anchored the third episode of Scenic Backroads.
I've met a lot of great people over the duration of this course and program as well. We've taken field trips to WVLT and WBIR in Knoxville. I really enjoyed these tours because they really encouraged me to continue to pursue what I want to do. On these trips, we've met local news anchors and reporters including Lauren Davis, Alan Williams, David Aldrich, Beth Haynes, and John Becker. We're also planning a field trip to CNN in Atlanta.
If you're thinking about entering the field of mass communications, I encourage you to check out Roane State's major and program. It's off to a great start and growing with more and more classes, activities, and experiences as we speak. It's a great and rewarding field that I recommend to anyone.
“For Channel 15, I'm Corey Reed.”