I’m adviser Deborah Barnes, and this is my newsroom…

What is your name?
Deborah Barnes

What school do you teach at?
Sabin-Schellenberg Professional Center

What city and state is your school located in?
Milwaukie, Oregon

What different media are produced at the school?
Educational Access Channel, Streaming Radio Station, Online Student Newspaper for District – You can find links to the program here.

How many students are involved at the media program at your school?

Describe your space for us.
We have a state of the art television station, a radio station control room, and two classrooms that also have Virtual Reality equipment.

What do you think are some of the benefits of the workspace you all have?
We give students the option to learn everything from radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, podcasting, online newspaper stations, recording booths, and a space for Virtual Reality.

What do your students like most about the workspace you have?
My students have the ability to work individually and as team members using technology to learn to write and produce news.

What computer programs and/or apps is your staff using on a regular basis for their work?
Final Cut, Garageband, Broadcast Pix, SNO for Journalism, DragonFrame for Animation.

What tech equipment are your students using on a daily basis?
Canon SLR cameras, Apple computers, Sennheiser Microphones, and HD Studio Cameras. We have a substantial green screen in studio and in a classroom.

Aside from the computers and the programs, what are one or two pieces of equipment that you have that you think other programs should have.
Broadcast Pix switcher for studio productions

How is your workspace funded?
CTE state funding, district funding, and Cable PEG funding (150K) annually.

Do you have anything on your wishlist for your space? If so, what do you have and why?
I’m blessed so the only addition would be a dedicated space for props.

(This is one of a series of posts where high school newsrooms are showcased. We’d love to showcase your newsroom on the site. To find out how, check out the information here and submit yours today.)

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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