Shadow a Pro

Deadline: Sept. 22

Maryland Newsline | 3–7 p.m. Wednesday and 3–6:30 p.m. Thursday
Observe what it’s like to work under deadline pressure to pull a TV news show together, get on air — and off — on time. University of Maryland graduate and undergraduate broadcast students produce a live newscast that is carried on cable stations in Maryland’s two most populous counties and streamed live. Participants will meet in the CNS/UMTV newsroom on the College Park, Maryland, campus.
Total participants: 4 individuals each day

D.C. Capital News Service | 9 a.m.–noon Thursday
Work with University of Maryland reporters covering Washington, D.C., for the University of Maryland’s Capital News Service. CNS student reporters cover Capitol Hill and events around Washington. They might be covering a congressional hearing or a press conference at the National Press Club, depending on the day’s news.
Total participants: 2 individuals

“Face the Nation” | 11 a.m.–noon Friday
Join a senior producer of CBS News at its D.C. bureau to get the insider’s view of “Face the Nation,” one of the country’s longest-running news programs. Get a special tour of the bureau, see the “Face the Nation” set and discuss what goes into producing each Sunday’s program.
Total participants: 10 individuals

Submit no more than two students or student and adviser from a school for the three options. Students are to write an essay of no more than 150 words on the topic: “How my school and I will benefit from the only-in-D.C. experience.” Be sure to indicate which Shadow a Pro experience you want. Email your entry with student and adviser names, school address, phone number and email contact to Carol Lange,( no later than Sept. 22. Specific directions to the locations will be given. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Those who are selected will be notified by Oct. 1 and must complete the “Off-site Permission Form“.