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In this interactive feature, you'll meet the kinds of people who work at a local news station near you. This activity requires Macromedia's Flash 5 plug-in, and will probably take a couple of minutes (on a 56k modem) to load in your browser.

As viewers of local news, we only see what happens in front of the camera. Often we identify with a certain reporter, and follow his or her every word. We notice mistakes when they are made, are sometimes inspired by the stories we see presented, and are disappointed when a story doesn't cover all angles of a situation or event.

Photo of people in Control Room But the news isn't made just by the faces we see on television. Behind the cameras are people just like us, charged with the conflicting responsibilities of making the best possible decisions about how to present the local news, within the limits set by time, journalistic standards, and the demands of a competitive marketplace. Supporting the reporters and anchors we are accustomed to seeing are people who research, write, produce, and photograph the news. Start the Tour



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