Fall 2011

district wire news 11.14.11

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This week on District Wire News, we have the latest on the Penn State Scandal. Parents are now concerned of Sandusky’s home being located next to an elementary school. How does this relate to American University? Also, economic woes have college grads and young adults flocking to the District of Columbia. We will uncover why. The deadline on the government’s budget deficit is approaching, and we have an exclusive interview with an expert, discussing potential solutions for Congress. And how is the NBA lockout affecting future hopefuls to join the franchise? All this and more plus a look into the five day forecast from Nicki DeMarco and a business report from Nick Pisano.

Produced by Zach Drescher and Faith Sagaille

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11.7.11 Special Edition: District wire news in Spanish, Noticias en español

In this special segment, District Wire News was produced in Spanish by Ada Mariela Ortega. Ortega covers the Nicaraguan election and talks about the bilateral relations between the United States and Argentina. Also, learn about about how Northern Virginia counties are seeing more public official positions being filled by immigrants. Ortega also covers the shocking death of one of the most wanted men in Colombia.

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district wire news 11.7.11

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This week on District Wire News, with the general election just one year away, we took a look at what was ahead for politics. We covered breaking news as the verdict in the Conrad Murray trial was announced. Faith Sagaille brought us the latest on bullying legislation and how it affects children here in the district. Rachel Bae spoke with a resident assistant on American University’s campus about a string of thefts that occurred in Anderson Hall. Later on the newscast, we covered sports and gave you travel tips for the Thanksgiving season. Watch our videos for all that and more.

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district wire news 10.31.11

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This week on District Wire News we’ll bring you the latest on the GOP presidential race. Kayla Fenner and Zach Drescher will fill you in on the repercussions of last weeks early snow storm. We’ll fill you in on the Halloween events hosted on campus and give you the background on how the holiday started. Rachel DeMita brings us the latest entertainment news. Other stories include sports updates, details on Facebook hackings and information on registering for next semester’s classes.

Produced by Juliegrace Brufke and Ada Ortega

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district wire news 10.24.11

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In this week’s newscast, Nicki DeMarco and Nick Pisano take us around the globe in Libya, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and Iraq. Our newscast covers two major natural disasters, including the earthquake in Turkey and the flooding in Thailand. Local news include news from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and around the DC metropolitan area. Day-of Reporters Zach Drescher and Emily Roseman conduct live-shots in the studio to showcase their ad-lib talents. Zach covered a story about a George Washington University intruder and Emily reported on the economy’s impact on student loans. Reporter Tiana Hakimzadeh also shows locals how reusable grocery bags can carry more than groceries.

Produced by Rachel Bae and Jade Ryan

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District Wire News 10.17.11

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This week’s District Wire News opens with updates on the developments of Occupy DC and Occupy Wall Street protests around the world. The newscast showed it’s first in-studio live-shot, with reporter Jade Ryan. The live-shot supplemented Ryan’s story about the AU Wonk campaign commercial. Other reporter packages covered topics like the new Metro-Rail investments, the issue of bullying against gays and lesbians, the IPhone 4S’s competition in sales with Blackberry, and the unemployment of college students. We also showed intriguing footage and information (shared from CNN) about the tragic death of Indy 500 winner, Dan Wheldon.

Produced by Rachel A DeMita and Kayla Fenner

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district wire news 10.10.11

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This week’s newscast covered mainly local and national news. However, because of environmental crises in New Zealand and riots in Egypt, the first part of the newscast took a slightly more international focus. The newscast led with the Occupy Wall Street story from both a local and national angle, as this is a story currently gripping people everywhere. Other stories include exposes on the Dream Act, gas prices, the student-run radio station, and a new study on Facebook and alcohol.

Produced by Nicki DeMarco and Laura Olson.

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District Wire News 10.3.11

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This week’s District Wire News broke the story of the Amanda Knox verdict from her murder trial in Italy. The Occupy Wall Street protests made their way into DC as one of our reports explores the efforts so far. And a favorite beverage on the college campus is revamping its look, and its ingredients, we take a look inside to see just what changes are being made and if students are going to notice.

Produced by Tiana Hakimzadeh and Emily Roseman

Produced by Tiana Hakimzadeh and Emily Roseman

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