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Broadcasting as a career

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 3:48 pm

“If you’re considering a career in broadcast, one of the most important things is to take a step forward,” said Demetrius Means, teen director at Lancaster Community Library. Youth in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will have an opportunity to do just that at the sportscaster and broadcast conference that will be hosted at the library on August 5 – 6.

Means covered high school sports for over 20 years, served as a sideline reporter for Old Dominion University and has filled slots at numerous stations. “Over the years, I’ve been asked if anyone ever puts together a conference or sportscasters camp,” he said. “Until now, in this area, no one has.”

Some people think you just get behind the mic and that’s it; but there’s more to broadcasting than that. You have to learn how to represent yourself well. You need to learn the dos and don’ts of what to say and what not to say. “You have to know how to read scripts, how to read the teleprompter, and you’ll need other skills depending on your broadcasting niche,” Means explained.

During this conference, five presenters will introduce the participants to the world of broadcasting. Each presenter will bring different expertise and will help the campers learn more about pursuing a career in broadcasting and sports broadcasting.

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