As the semester begins to come to a close, I have continued to stay busy with KBIA stories, but first, let me share an experience.
These are photographs from my agriculture experience in Brazil over Spring Break. The photographs are of the University of Sao Paulo, a professor of the University of Sao Paulo, sugar cane, oranges and soybeans.
I did NOT bring a recorder, although I wish I had, because agriculture is HUGE in Brazil. There were many stories to tell and a learned a lot about Brazilian culture.
Before I knew it I was back to Columbia….
Looking to my last few weeks of the semester at KBIA, I have three features and two day turn wraps to complete.
Before Spring Break, I worked on election coverage in Columbia. I did two Talking Politics features and a day-turn wrap on election coverage of 5th Ward City Council member, Helen Anthony (who won, by the way-she was the underdog in that race).
This is the Talking Politics session for which I did the wraps.
That election week was very tiring, but a great learning experience, because I learned more about the city of Columbia and the issues surrounding the community in certain areas.
I am from a small town, but I really miss the community interaction and covering the election and being out with Columbia citizens was a great feeling. Columbia is much bigger than my town, but I have a love of people and being out there was a great feeling.
This time, I was prepared to work during my shifts and I felt very accomplished. I had recorder problems, but there was nothing I couldn’t fix or do without.
The upcoming week will probably bring a day-turn and a feature story. I look forward to what the next few weeks bring and I will share another lesson learned on another blog post. The experience of being in my broadcast course has made me a better reporter and I will (hopefully) only get better.