Indiana University senior Katrina Nickell is graduating from college this May and was recently hired as a General Assignment Reporter for WLUK-FOX 11 News in Green Bay, WI. On this episode, Katrina talks about the skills she mastered during her time in college, including anchoring on-camera and broadcast news writing. Katrina shared two stories with us to illustrate a highly controversial story which gained national attention, as well as covering a breaking news story using only her phone. Katrina also shared invaluable advice for students wishing to pursue journalism in college.
FOX11 News - Green Bay, WI
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IU Business Professor Under Fire After Controversial Tweets
"This is not an example of the best video, but a story I loved covering. Originally I was assigned to make it as a VOSOT but changed it to a package the day of the newscast because of how much info there was."
Woman Stuck and Killed in Bloomington Bus Incident
"This was all filmed on my iPhone 7. Our newscast was just beginning to tape and I happened to be running late from getting an interview for a different story when we heard about this incident. Quickly edited in 15 minutes and we put it in post-production of our show."
Bloomington Housing Crisis
"Skip to 1:30. Probably one of the better packages I put together during the fall semester in terms of b-roll and using sound. A new apartment complex geared towards students was having issues being passed by city council."
November 14 Newscast
"Just good content for this newscast and great ad libbing with our sports anchor towards the end."
IU NewsNet Daily
"This is an example of our "daily" newscast. This was a project my co-anchor Karli and I took on. We wanted to create shorter newscasts to post more frequently in an attempt to keep up with other media outlets. We post these on IGTV. One of our newscasts won 1st place by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters. This specific one recaps some of the top news stories from the fall semester)"