About THS TV
THS TV is Thompson High School's student-run broadcast. In this course, students focus on the development and production of the skills necessary to produce a professional newscast. Students experiment with various roles and foster the skills necessary for work in broadcast journalism.
The newscast airs daily on the THS TV Network - www.thslive.com
Students in the program also work in sports and entertainment production events such as running the video board at football games, hosting talk shows, and the production of events such as the Miss THS Pageant and the Talent Show.
Each student is assigned a specific role for each production. They rotate through the roles throughout the first weeks of school so that each is able to experience every aspect of news production. Once all roles are experienced at least one time (anchor, reporter and production assistant positions will be experienced more than once), they choose which position they would like as a permanent job, and the entire staff votes to fill these roles. Positions will become relatively permanent from that point forward (unless changes need to be made).
THS TV has won several state awards for anchoring, reporting and overall newscast at the Alabama Scholastic Press Association's annual State Convention. They also have won first place in Broadcast News Production at SkillsUSA for the past four years, which earned them the opportunity to compete at Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. This past year, they placed 5th in the Nation. Students have also won second and third place in the Television Production and Digital Cinema categories.
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