GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Today marks the start of National News Literacy Week and FOX 17’s parent company, Scripps, has teamed up with the News Literacy Project to help the next generation of consumers understand how stories are gathered.
Over the last month, FOX 17 Executive Producer Kayla Penokie, Anchor Alyssa Hearin and Photojournalist Troy VanWingen met with a group of seniors at Innovation Central High School in Grand Rapids and helped them produce a story that was important to them.
The students conducted interviews, learned how to use cameras and edit footage to create a story of their own with their peers presenting the information on camera.
In addition to creating a story of their own, the class came to the FOX 17 studios for a tour, sat in an editorial meeting and watched as a newscast came together in a studio.
The class decided to do a story highlighting their school and how it helps its students get a better understanding of what career they’d like to go into.