NEWS RELEASE: Newly Renovated RHS Studio Strengthens News and Broadcasting Class
News and Broadcasting class has been a beloved course at Roseville High School for the better part of 30 years. Thanks to the 2018 bond, an overhaul of the studio space and purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment has breathed new life into this student favorite.
During the summer of 2023, the News and Broadcasting productions area was completely renovated, turning two classrooms into a state-of-the-art production studio. The studio now boasts a large editing room with 18 editing stations, equipped with high quality microphones to provide an immersive editing experience for the students. The class also received new equipment for filming, including cameras, microphones, lights, and stabilizers to help students create high quality productions. A professional lighting system has also been installed throughout the live production studio. During the first phase of the bond in 2018, the classroom received upgraded studio cameras and a TriCaster video production system. The TriCaster merges live video switching, broadcast graphics, virtual sets, special effects, audio mixing, recording, social media publishing and web streaming into an integrated, portable, and compact appliance.
In Roseville High School’s News and Broadcasting class, students work in groups to produce weekly videos on a wide variety of topics, including public service announcements, interviews, scripted short films, and more. “Students are assigned projects and they work as a team to script their videos, gather footage, and edit their weekly videos,” said News and Broadcasting teacher Josh Kovach. “Right now, we produce announcements twice a week which broadcasts to the whole school.” Kovach said that during production days when announcements are filmed, students rotate jobs, including anchors, lighting tech, camera/teleprompter techs, production assistants, and a student who runs the switcher. “We are implementing different news segments to our production each week such as weather anchor or sports anchor, and we are also working to create a podcast.”
Kovach said that the goal is to make the News and Broadcasting class a CTE program where students will be able to gain knowledge and experience in news production, video editing, scripting, and anchoring. “A goal of ours is to do live productions of the announcements and stream them throughout the school so students can get a real feel of what goes into a television production from start to finish. My hope is that each student in this program walks away with valuable knowledge and experience they can take into a future career.”
RHS Principal Jason Bettin said that the News and Broadcasting course offers a career exploration pathway for those students who may be interested in a career in the field. “Students learn all aspects of media productions in these courses, from scripting and speaking skills, to creating broadcast storylines, filming, editing, and producing. The class renovations ensure that RHS students learn through state-of-the-art technology that matches what they would find in a real-world workplace.” Classes like these are important to students like Senior Dennis Henderson, who is looking to cultivate a career in the arts after high school. “I’m in my third year in News and Broadcasting, and I’m enjoying working with the new equipment. The new lighting and editing computers, it helps greatly, and I learn more and more every day.”