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Practicing journalism in high school through club activity

Practicing journalism in high school through club activity

This blog post was written by EF Academy New York student Maksim

After the EF Academy drama club helped me realize how much I loved being on stage, I decided to give it another shot in the form of becoming one of EFATV’s very own news anchors!

Keeping the community up to date

EFATV has a host of hardworking, tireless amazing people along with myself who create weekly episodes for the whole school to watch. We keep our community updated on current in-school events and news, and we provide the perfect outlet for anyone with a project to run or event in mind by helping them broadcast and share it with the school.

Professional equipment at our disposal

If you’re a scriptwriter, editor, cameraman, or someone who wants to share the spotlight, this is the place for you! We have fantastic cameras and microphones to work with, a greenscreen down in the maker space where we pop by after school some days to record, and a host of intelligent and creative people brainstorming new segments to add to our show. If you’re a student interested in journalism and any of this speaks to you, we never have enough hands to work with.

A taste of journalism

I’ve always wanted to work on stage in one way or another. I’ve never really thought of it as a solid career path, but I’ve always loved acting. Drama club is a fantastic resource for me to work on my creative skills and get a chance to shine. However, at the end of the day, it’s a whole lot of practice for one big moment. I wanted to keep working on my acting ability outside of just one stage, then I found EFATV! I’ve been one of the anchors for EFATV for two years now and I’ve loved every part of my role in the club! It’s the perfect place to dip your toes in the water if you’re thinking of starting a career in journalism, or at least want a sneak peek of what its like to work at a news station.