This was an excellent opportunity for MIRA/Digital Arts students to network with local businesses to further their career goals while witnessing live and pre-produced television content first-hand.
MIRA student Scott Klimczak said, “My tour at ABC studios was very exciting and informational. The ABC staff was very easy to understand and professional. I learned a lot of how a television newscast is produced and managed.”
The students had a behind-the-scenes tour guided by ABC’s John Fulton, who gave them a look at all aspects of the studio, from pre-production and editing to the live broadcast of the 5 p.m. news.
The students were able to see what a career in live television production would be like. Many of them asked insightful questions regarding the equipment and programs that ABC news uses, and a few questions of what it is like to build a career in the industry.