These are two news stories from my work in a television news class at Penn State. The first package is a report on some of the student organizations around campus that support victims of sexual violence. I chose to do this report because, at the time unfortunately, reported sexual and domestic violence was high on Penn State's University Park campus. As a member of the Penn State community, the president of a fraternal organization, and a man, I felt like it was my obligation to be involved and create any programs that would raise awareness about this problem through any medium available. Creating this news story was one of them.
The second piece on this page is a news story completed for class about the Club Basketball Team that just started traveling. As a member of the team, I did consider any conflict of interest that may be present in the package. However, the angle that I chose to take on the story was more about the fact that the team is just starting and how were traveling to different Universities to play in tournaments against other college's club basketball teams. I wanted to show the "student-athlete" element of club sports, where the student really does come first because that is how each member of the team entered the University, as a student.