Over the past few years, the places where Liverpool High School students can find news about their school have expanded.
Students can read the LHS newspaper, called The Lifeguard, in print or online. Or they can watch the school's newscast, Liverpool Live, on classroom televisions each morning or catch it later on the Internet. And special LHS events, such as athletic contests and pep rallies, are now broadcast live for students and parents who might not be able to attend.
All of this is made possible by LHS students, who are learning about the media world as part of the high school's English Language Arts curriculum. But what better way to learn about the media than from those who are living it every day.
Recently the school hosted LHS Media Day, featuring CNY Central anchor/managing news editor (and LHS graduate) Matt Mulcahy and CNY Central meteorologist Mike Brookins.
The pair was given a tour of the LHS television studio, and had the chance to talk with the broadcasting and journalism students about the broadcasting field, which is constantly changing.
Students from Fayetteville-Manlius High School also attended LHS Media Day, and had the opportunity to participate in broadcasting and interview workshops.
Both Mulcahy and Brookins said they were impressed by the newscast the students produce every day and offered tips on how they can make it even better.
LHS senior Corey Crockett also had the opportunity to interview Mulcahy about his time at LHS. To view the entire interview, plus a weather report from Brookins, visit the PoolTube Web site at http://pooltube.tv/video/interviews/matt-mulcahy-interview/.
Submitted by Meghan Piper, from LCSD