Monday, November 23, 2015

Nightly News Viewing Night in the JAMS LLC

For quite some time now, I was wanting to plan an event where the JAMS LLC plans a Nightly News viewing night, where the students gather as an LLC and watch a nightly newscast such as NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, or ABC World News Tonight with David Muir. Now this is finally happening. On Thursday, November 12, the JAMS LLC is gathered on the floor to watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. We watched the newscast live right at 5:30 p.m.

I planned this event because, like discussed in the LLC class, it is important for journalists to stay up to date with what is happening in the world and current events, that way they know what is going on in the world.

I think that having an event like this enhances the experience of the Living Learning Communities because it's a great way for the students to bond together over a news program since one of the focuses of the class is journalism. Plus this gives the students an opportunity to see how TV journalists put together their stories for a newscast. Also I think it's a great way to bring back appointment television with a learning side to it.

In the future, I hope to have another one of these nights where we can watch ABC World News Tonight with David Muir to see if they notice anything difference between NBC's nightly newscast and ABC's nightly newscast. 

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