Students Learn TV News Reporting at Town of Greenburgh Television

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WPCNR MEDIATHON.  From Paul Feiner, Supervisor Town of Greenburgh. October 8, 2013:

The Town of Greenburgh will launch its fourth year of the Greenburgh Student News Network (program named by students), an eight-week program that focuses on how to develop, research, write and produce  a news story, will meet once a week on Thursdays, 4:00pm to 6:00pm starting October 10, 2013 and ending December 6, 2013.   This program is organized by Paul Feiner, Town Supervisor and Judith Beville, Town Clerk

Each session, designed in the workshop format, will include approximately 30 minutes of discussion/instruction on a topic related to news story development and the remaining time will involve collaboration with other students, writing their stories, interviewing techniques, information gathering, shooting “B-roll,” (background scenery), meeting guest consultants, as well as learning “final cut” and  editing.  Eventually, all students will have the opportunity to present her/his news story in the Cable Television Public Access studio at Town Hall.  The “take-away” will be a personal disc of his/her news story. 
Sessions are taught by Patricia Lang, retired NBC Television news room director.  Patti is a resident of Greenburgh and we’re very fortunate to be able to benefit from her experience, expertise and community outreach.
The first two weeks will serve to introduce students to the program.  We would like to enroll at least two students from each school district to represent a cross section of our town in terms of student involvement. 
If you know of students who would be able to benefit from this program, please direct them to me, Judith Beville, Greenburgh Town Clerk, (914) 993-1504.  Upon registering, students will receive parent permission forms.  One can also register by e mailing

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