Midland students becoming young journalists with their own news broadcast

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Midland -- When you think of the news the first thing that comes to mind is usually a news desk with anchors behind it reading the news.

The Cyber Tiger News Show airs weekdays at 7:55 a.m. on YouTube Live.

But the reality is very much different than what you see on your screen.

"When you see it on TV as a viewer you think it's so easy that they sit down turn the camera on and they talk, it is so much more than that," said Isabell Espinoza, the Cyber Tiger News Show Director.

And Pease Elementary students know this hard job all too well.

"Usually everyday we're nervous because we're on YouTube and so people can see it every day in the world," said Arais Hernandez, a student at Pease Elementary.

From camera operators, on air talent, to the switcher, everyone's role in the cyber Tiger News show is important.

"It really is amazing because we don't see how much other news as they work so hard to make the news look great and now we can see how hard they work because we have to do it now," said Charisma Waters, also a Student.

With a show just under 10 minutes, these students record each other in front of a green screen using Canon equipment and an iPad as a teleprompter.

Their role? To keep the student body up to date on what's happening that day, things to come and even the local weather.

Pease Elementary Teacher Isabell Espinoza is the Director who helps guide the 14 students every day.

Espinoza reminds students to play their part, smile, and most importantly to work together.

"I know that what they have is something that can change their lives if this is what they like they can make a career out it and what's what we want," said Espinoza.

You can catch the Cyber Tiger News Show live on YouTube


it airs every weekday starting at around 7:55 a.m.