Reporter Jim Mendoza of Hawaii News Now leads a session on “The Anatomy of a News Story” during PBS Hawaii’s recent Big Island Hiki No Teacher Workshop held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)
Teachers Jill Kubojiri of Waiakea Intermediate School, Ari Bernstein of Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and Hal Tredinnick of Volcano School of Arts & Sciences set up a shot during PBS. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)
Hawaii Preparatory Academy recently hosted PBS Hawaii’s Big Island Hiki No Teacher Workshop for Season 5. Hiki No is the nation’s first statewide student news network and 85 schools throughout Hawaii are participating in the 2013-2014 school year.
Twenty-one teachers from schools around the Big Island attended the two-day workshop, which featured sessions on “The Anatomy of a News Story” with reporter Jim Mendoza of Hawaii News Now; “Hiki No Standards” with Lawrence Pacheco of PBS Hawaii; “Journalistic Practices” with Susan Yim, Hiki No’s managing editor; “Finding the Human Story” with Ryan Kawamoto, an independent producer and producer/mentor, and “How to Shoot a Sequence,” with Robert Pennybacker, PBS Hawaii’s executive producer, learning initiatives.
Teams of teachers shot and edited single interview-based stories, then screened and critiqued their work before returning to their schools to begin planning stories for Season 5, which begins airing at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 on PBS Hawaii.