CENTREVILLE, Va. (WDVM) — Around 8 a.m. every morning, students at London Towne Elementary School tune into their student newscast, WLTS, from their classrooms. In the studio, a student counts down the anchor, sitting at a table with a TV monitor serving as a teleprompter. Then, one of the crew members yells, “Quiet on the set!” and the cameras start rolling.
The broadcast has been going on for over a decade, but the studio recently received new upgrades that are taking the production to the next level. The newscast only lasts about 7 minutes but requires a lot of preparation.
“They are often times previewing the scripts, the day before, making sure no edits need to take place,” said Jennifer Becker, instructional coach at London Towne Elementary.
The young journalists at WLTS wear many hats, trying their hand at different roles in production….