Corporate video production company, BizVid Communications’ co-owner Bill Gruber, recently volunteered his time to the Student Network Television national convention in Dallas Texas. Others who volunteered their time to help middle and high school students learn their craft of broadcast journalism, was Carl Azuz, host of CNN’s popular program “Student News.” This is Bill’s interview with Mr. Azuz.
CNN is involved with kids and you host a program that reaches thousands of them every week. Talk a little about that if you would, Carl.
I host CNN’s “Student News” which is CNN’s news show for middle and high school students and we are ten minutes commercial free. We encourage students at the middle and high school levels to get up to speed on everything that’s going on in the world. You’ll see more maps on CNN news, more breakdown style reports that will explain what’s in the news and, hopefully, a little bit about why it’s important. Then, there is a lot of fun stuff as well. We are known at the end of our show for our puns…if they are not funny they are always “punny” so hopefully they help us engage our audience a little bit.
When you come to the STN convention you speak on subjects like what?
Tomorrow, I’ll be talking about how much media has changed over the years…from the space age to the digital age. If you look back to 1951, one of the first and most famous persons in the early days of TV news was Edward R. Murrow. Since then, the one thing that has been constant is change. So I’m going to be looking at how much news has changed in the short amount of time, comparatively, that it has been televised.
And it has changed a lot. Thanks Carl.