A look into Centre County Report’s weekly meeting
Centre County Report, the daily news broadcast by Penn State students, has weekly meetings to discuss what stories will be researched and covered in the coming days. Steve Kraycik, the News Director of Centre County Report, facilitates these meetings in order to gauge what news stories each team member has for the week.
Kraycik outlines the process of picking the stories for the week, as well as the purpose of CCR itself. Some stories are assigned by Kraycik to particular students depending on the difficulty and subject matter, while others can be written by any student based on who volunteers. Anyone, including Kraycik, can pitch a story to the entire group.
Video Reporting by: Ava Rash
Edited by: Maria Valdisera
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
Ava Rash is a Senior from Pittsburgh, PA. As an avid sports fan, Ava has taken the steps to further her experience on and off the court. For the past year, Ava has worked for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics as a marketing intern and is currently an emcee for sporting events including Men’s Hockey, Wrestling, and Women’s Volleyball. Ava has helped with the production and marketing of games, including the Men’s Basketball THON Hoops game, which was the highest attended game in years. Ava is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, and hopes to continue her career as a sideline reporter. Ava has previously worked as Penn State’s Homecoming Sideline announcer where she commented and interviewed throughout the live event. Ava also works for the Centre County Report as a reporter and is currently an executive producer.
Senior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science
Maria Valdisera is an intern with The Black Sheep at Penn State, which specializes in social media content creation and management. She is an active member of the Penn State Thespian Society and Secretary of No Refund Theatre. She has completed internships with the U.S. Census Bureau and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. She hopes to pursue a career in either political or entertainment journalism in the D.C. area.