CBC Newsroom Visit
On the 9th of January 2020, my New Media English 10 class visited CBC Vancouver. We had the opportunity to learn about the day to day efforts of journalists and so many more jobs within CBC. When we first arrived, we were taken into a room and learnt a lot about how CBC makes their podcasts and how they all have specific roles and everyone knew exactly what they had to do. We were able to walk through the entire building, it was incredible seeing people working so hard. We learnt a lot about how cameras and mic’s are used when creating podcasts or news casts. We had an interview around the whole place with our day tour guide, Scott. He showed us all how CBC films and how focused and on task everyone has to be in order for everything to function properly. Our class learned about some of the insane hours specific people have to work depending on their role in the company, it can vary from 2am to 10am or 3pm to 11pm. A lot of people working at CBC were so focused on there job, some of them didn’t even say “Hi” but I guess I can let that slide. We learnt that one piece of technology can dictate what 100s of thousands of Canadiens are seeing, which is a little scary to be honest. One thing I found interesting is that when doing a news broadcast, nobody runs the cameras…nobody. Our trip to CBC was a success in my opinion, it was very informational and interesting.