http://goodvibeswebsitedesign.co.uk/wp-json/wp/v2/pages/363 By: Naimah Adallah
http://activeimaginations.co.uk/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=https://activeimaginations.co.uk/2019/08/22/build-a-den/ It was a regular day for all the Digital Media Club members when we got the exciting news that we were going on a field trip. But where? We learned we were going to the Magical Univision channel studio in Dallas. We were so excited that we were going to Univision. We were going to learn how they recorded the news, and about radio stations, and how everything operated between the walls of a television channel studio.
Shizukuishi Most members thought they were going to see their favorite actor, but the person giving us the tour said the main production studios were in Miami and New York, and that sometimes, they come down to help with some things. Television broadcasting is not everything the Univision channel does. They also have different types of events in the summer with kids, like their soccer tournament and some YouTube channels like Sophia the Diva and The Crazy Gorilla. Just the thought of what our experience would be got the Digital Media Club students feeling like VIP’s (Very Important People).
The day of the field trip finally arrived on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. While we were at Univision, we learned a lot of different things. For example, Univision is one of the most trusted TV channels of all. The reason is because if you’re Hispanic and you have a TV with regular channels (no cable), you have to program your TV a certain way. Most of the time, the directions are in English, so they can’t understand them. Also, there are not that Many Spanish channels on regular TV. Most Hispanic parents trust their kids to watch Univision because the parents can understand what is being said, unlike other channels in English. This is why Univision channel in Dallas/Fort Worth is considered to be one of the most trusted.
What is it like inside the studio? Something interesting we got to go and see is the radio station. The radio station we visited is 107.9 and we got to be on the radio for a few seconds. We learned how they earn money and how they air commercials. Even though we don’t like them as listeners, for the people who sponsor the radio programs, for them it’s money.
Do you know how (on the radio) they have people who call in? Well I can tell you a secret: they don’t air the callers as soon as they call. They have to listen to them first. Then, they put on air the recording because they don’t know what they are going to say all the time. Another secret we learned was that they don’t get to use all the buttons. Let’s just say they have various buttons for decoration.
For the Breaking News first row experience, we visited the newsroom. It was so exciting because when we first went to the newsroom, they didn’t know if we could go in or not, but they made a special arrangement for us and allowed us to go in. Being inside of the newsroom was so amazing because we learned how the green screen worked and everyone got to try it out! It was so cool. Also, we got to see the interviewing chairs and actually got to sit in the chairs and we got to interview each other. When we were leaving, we walked through their make-up room and then the tour came to an end. But, they gave us some backpacks and a pencil bag. It was a wonderful experience. Hopefully, I’ll learn how to speak Spanish and work there someday.