Thursday, April 19, 2012


                                         Photo By Bradley J. Rayford / Forum

Kim Hudson gives FV students some insight inside 
the professional newsroom.

 Photo By Bradley J. Rayford / Forum

By Devese Ursery of the Forum

Esteemed Journalist and reporter for FOX 2 News 1st St. Louis, Kim Hudson, graced the Flo-Valley campus with her presence on April 4, 2012 to drop some knowledge and give pointers to future reporters and Communication Arts students. Straight-forward and with a down-to-earth personality, Hudson was eager to share her 12-plus years of experience in broadcast and journalism with some of the students. Hudson spoke on the importance of being prepared at all times because news is always happening. She talked about also learning as much as you possibly can because technology is forcing the responsibility of a finished product on fewer people, meaning one person may have to shoot, edit, and produce their own news stories. The speed of technology is contributing to the convergence of Mass Media. All facets of media are quickly becoming intertwined producing an intense work flow for the multimedia journalist, now known as a backpack journalist in the news industry. "Be willing to take criticism, remain humble and prepare for a heavy workload," says Hudson. "Don't be afraid to use your own background to bring something unique to a story."

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