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On Location JOURNALISTS EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT WORKING IN BROADCAST "H ow does a broadcast journalist report 'the news' when it's a slow news day?" was the question an inquisitive high school student asked a panel of SAG-AFTRA professional reporters during the Student Television Network Convention at L.A.'s Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Univision broadcaster Julio César Ortiz ofered this sage advice: "You've heard of the FCC, right? Well I work with the 'FCP' — Follow-up, Contacts, People. Whenever you're faced with a slow news day, follow up on a past, major story. You do that by creating contacts when you're initially covering the story and you do that by talking to and exchanging information with people in the area." he panelists for News Reporting: View From he Inside also included L.A. broadcasters Joy Benedict, Hal Eisner and Rudabeh Shahbazi, who shared their experiences on reporting stories from murder-suicides and natural disasters to election campaigns and world events. Benedict advised, "You have to ask the tough questions on the worst day of a person's life. Yes, you have a job to do, but you're also working with a person and you need to approach your job with that in mind. A good reporter uses tact and compassion." Eisner explained how news reporting has changed over the years. "hings are very diferent from what they were when I irst started 31 years ago. We have a lot more responsibilities, but we also have a lot more opportunities," he said. he Student Television Network is a national organization that embraces the educational components of broadcast journalism, video production, ilmmaking and media by networking high school students and teachers with professionals in the industry. L.A. CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES FILMMAKERS Los Angeles S AG-AFTRA Los Angeles Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian and President of FilmL.A. Paul Audley attended L.A. City Hall during a Feb. 20 ceremony honoring New Filmmakers Los Angeles for ive years of work in the ilm industry. NFMLA was honored by the Los Angeles City Council for its commitment to highlighting emerging ilmmakers and providing entertainment for Los Angeles. Each month, NFMLA hosts a red carpet event screening a ilm and featuring an engaging Q&A session for guests with the ilm's creative team. 40 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2013 | SAG-AFTRA LOS ANGELES MEMBERSHIP MEETING Sunday, June 9, 2013 11 a.m.–Noon: mixer Noon–3 p.m.: meeting SAG-AFTRA 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, First Floor Los Angeles, California Validated Parking Provided For more information, visit This meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing. Unfortunately, no guests allowed. There will be an opportunity for members to ask questions of elected and staff. Parents/ guardians of younger performers under 18 years old are welcome. No RSVP necessary. SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS, PLEASE BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE (paid through April 30, 2013). All bags larger than 14 inches in any dimension will be prohibited from entry. No pets or animals, with the exception of animals in service. LOCAL PRESIDENTS ATTEND TV HALL OF FAME L os Angeles Local Co-Presidents Gabrielle Carteris and Ned Vaughn joined the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in celebrating its 2013 Television Academy Hall of Fame inductees on March 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. his year's honorees included SAG-AFTRA members sportscaster Al Michaels, broadcaster Bob Schiefer, actor/ director Ron Howard and CBS President Leslie Moonves, along with producer Dick Wolf and television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth. Executive Vice President and L.A. Local Co-President Ned Vaughn, left, with actor/director Ron Howard at the Television Academy Hall of Fame gala.

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