Students in Champlain College’s News Writing and Production class were able to gain first-hand knowledge about the news industry by watching a live interview with Robert Siegel. Professor Keith Oppenheim organized a field trip to Vermont Public Radio on Nov. 2, where students joined an audience of more than 100 listeners. They observed a live broadcast of the interview with Siegel, who is the host of All Things Considered, National Public Radio’s flagship program.
The interview was simulcast on a multi-camera feed to Facebook live via the station’s Tricaster, and students were able to go behind the scenes to step into the control room and talk to the engineers about the technology used during the event.
Students were also able to meet Robery Siegel and his inverviewer, Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Edition. Regarding the interview, Keith Oppenheim commented: “Siegel touched on a number of aspects of his career and work, but the top of the program dealt with some inside-NPR news of the week, that NPR exec Michael Oreskes has resigned after reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct at NPR, and also at his previous job at the New York Times.” Keith also mentioned that Siegel will be retiring at the end of the year, after four decades of working with NPR.
Cailey McCalister ’18