For Immediate Release
PGCC and PGCPS Host the Fifth Annual Student Media Day
LARGO, Md. (November 29, 2017) - On Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) partnered with Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) to host the fifth annual Student Media Day. More than 150 high school and middle school students convened on PGCC's main campus in Largo, Maryland for the two-day event.
Students interested in pursuing careers in mass communications had the opportunity to participate in workshops such as "Live News Reporting and Anchoring" with NBC4 Reporter Tracee Wilkins and "Green Screen Magic for News, Movies, and Music Videos" with PGCPS' Dave Zahren and PGCC-TV's Marshall Johnson. Students also had the opportunity to anchor a live news show produced by PGCC mass communication students, get first-hand experience with the latest in digital video technology, and interact with local media professionals. It was an exciting day for the students as well as PGCC and PGCPS faculty and staff.
"I enjoyed seeing students actively engaging in the workshops, learning about the magic of digital video technology, interacting with local media professionals and having fun participating in our live newscast in front of the camera as anchors and reporters and behind the scenes as part of our production crew," said Angela Mathis, senior producer and adjunct faculty, Prince George's Community College.
Beyond the workshops, Student Media Day provides "an opportunity for students who are taking video production classes in the public schools to visit PGCC's campus, explore their interests, and learn from professionals working in their field."
Click here to view photos from this year's Student Media Day.
About Prince George's Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George's Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.