Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beyond the cameras with Brianna

Brianna Hurwitz, from Poolesville, poses in Capital News Service's technical room. Hurwitz is a senior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland who is extremely passionate about working on Capital News Service, or CNS, which has a bureau at the university. 

Hurwitz plugs in a cable to a piece of equipment in the tech room before the start of a CNS broadcast. Hurwitz will be working on the VTR, or video tape recorder, tonight, a position she has a lot of experience with. 

Hurwitz downloads CNS reporters' video packages onto the VTR before the broadcast. Hurwitz has been a part of CNS for one and a half years, helping out with the show every night it runs. 

Hurwitz assists fellow University of Maryland student Summer Bedard, 21, with VTR after the broadcast has gone live. CNS is produced exclusively by students like Hurwitz and Bedard, who have passions for journalism. 

Hurwitz poses in CNS's tech room after the broadcast. Along with persuing a degree in broadcast journalism, she is also majoring in criminology and hopes to become an investigative journalist.

Raw footage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130779019@N05/sets/72157651542558991/