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STTV Ends Daily News Show

Broadcasting Class Now Airs One Videos-Only Show On Fridays
STTV Friday Show, Issue 1, March 8

After nearly 16 school years, STTV’s daily announcements show has come to an end.

Since the school opened in 2008, the broadcast journalism students have informed the student body with news nearly every day. In March, STTV dropped the school announcement daily show format and switched to one show a week — during advisory on Friday — and there will be no announcements. 

“We’ll wait until Friday so we can get more teachers to play it, and that way students know information,” STTV senior Danielle Deterding said. “With the daily show it was a lot of the same information, just repeated every day.”

STTV staff hoped to engage more students to watch the show with longer screen time but only once a week. The show is 10-15 minutes long and focuses on showing the student’s video projects rather than daily announcements. And for the makers of the show, it will free up more time to work on projects instead of filming the show. 

“It’s during Falcon Time on Friday where they have to be in their Falcon Time class so they have to watch the video since they’ll be there anyways,” STTV senior Emma Swafford said. 

The strategy for the rescheduling was to engage more students to watch the broadcast during their WIN time classes, saving time for the team of students in charge of making the show.

 “It’s not an everyday thing,” broadcast teacher Janet Sobbe said.  “We are taking the announcements out and just showing projects.” 

The other reason for the rescheduling is that many teachers were not showing the broadcast every day despite that being a requirement from administration. With a show playing once a week, broadcast students hope Advisory teachers will be more likely to play the show for students to watch. Swafford and Deterding believed the daily show was too repetitive which might have decreased third block teachers’ motivation to play the show every day.

“If we play it on Friday, it will be more clear, and we’ll have more viewers,” Deterding said. “They are required to play it.” 

With more work time, broadcast students hoped to complete a more detailed broadcast without having to film every day. 

The school’s daily announcements can still be found online on 

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