May 29

Capstone #4

For my site visit I will be visiting the Bloomberg radio set. My dad will take me to it. i am going to see a podcast set up and a TV studio. I will be taking the tour with Scott Soshnick. I was able to get in touch wit him because of my dad. The set is in New York City.

At the site visit I got to look at a TV set and 2 live podcast rooms. in the TV set they had a lot of cameras and a telegrapher in the podcast room, the had lots of machines for the producer and mikes and headphones and lots of computers. I got to record a live podcast here it is


I think this site visit went really well. I learned so much. This help a lot because I new what the mind set is and now I know how they put it into action..


May 27


In class we are reading Refugee By Alan Gratz . In Refugee there are 3 main characters Josef, Isabel, Mahmoud’s. There are lots of shifts of power and I will be telling you about some.

In Josef section power is shifts by the captain and workers had it at first but then Josef and some other people were going to the bridge and taking hostages because they did not want to go back to Germany. One more power shift is that it was a normal town until Hitler came and took all of the Jews t contractions camps..This is a power shift because the people had the freedom and then Hitler took all of it.

In Isabel’s story  power shifts from at first when Castro had all of the power then the rioting took his power away. Then later on the storm took the power because the engine would not start and they were stranded out in the middle of the ocean.  The power also shifted when they left Cuba because everyone got really happy to be free. The power went down when the tanker got in there way because now there engine would not start and they had to get out of the way for the big tanker.

In Mahmoud’s section, in the beginning the Syrian Government had all of the power. Then later on Mahmoud’s power went up when he saved Wallieed from the gun shots. Then the smugglers had the power when they kept on saying the boat would be ready tomorrow. Mahmoud felt powerful when they were leaving on the dingie. Then the ocean took power when Mahmoud and his Mom were drowning. Mahmoud re-gained power when he found the life vest of the died man. Then the power went down when the taxi driver pointed a gun at them and told them they had to leave. Then the power went even further down when they were taken to jail because the could not cross the boarder.

May 22

Capstone #3

For my first interview I will be talking to Tracy Wolfson. Tracy Wolfson is a sideline reporter for CBS, a TV network. For second interview I will be talking to Zach Klein. Zach Klein is a reporter for WSB, a TV network in Atlanta. I was able to get in touch with Tracy and Zach because my mom is friends with both of them. I will conduct the interview over the phone. I am hoping Tracy and Zach will be able to answer the first six questions because they are my sub questions.

In the interview with Tracy she answered all my questions plus some follow up question. What stood out to me the most was when Tracy said she does not really practice and learns a lot by doing it more. I also learned you never want to back anything down. They could ask you to broadcast a sport that you never watched but you still want to do it.

In the interview with Zach he answered all of my questions plus some follow up questions. I learned that you need to have good relationships with players, coaches, agents, and the office of the team. You need to have these relationships so that you can have better interviews with the team about the game and life. I also learned in the studio you have lots of graphics and thing to stand in front of but on the field you only have the real field and players.

Both interviews went very smooth and I learned so much. I think that they both helped me a lot because most books or websites, etc could not tell me about personal story or what they do.

May 8

capstone #1,2

For capstone I choose to study sports broadcasting. I choose this topic because I always wondered what it would be like to be a broadcaster. It was a little hard to choose my topic because at first I wanted to do baseball gloves I never thought about broadcasting but now I did not like baseball gloves as much as I did so I thought about sports broadcasting. We have to come up with five sub questions about the topic and a main question. This was hard for me because I wanted to learn so much a bout sports broad casting but I had to choose one main idea. The main question I choose What techniques do sport broadcasters use to make games more interesting. My  sub questions are:

Do sport broadcasters practice what they say and how?

Is broadcasting different if you are in the booth or on the field?

How are the techniques of each broadcaster different?

Do broadcasters always broadcast the same sport and why?

What do you have to study are there college courses to be a broadcaster?

I will be reading books and websites and watching  videos and interviews. I will do my research by reading books and websites and watching videos and conducting interviews.