After 4 years of being a finalist, DTV was announced one of the seven 2017 Broadcast Pacemaker Winners for the best high school newscast in the nation. The award was given this year in Dallas by the National Scholastic Press Association. This is DTV’s 4th year winning the Pacemaker since 2003. The newscast features Alesia Paxton, winner of the Student Production award for her Domestic Abuse PSA, Execute Producer, Jordyn Bruns, and the Sports Director, Kaitlin Abdella. The highest number of awards given was broke this year with seven winners from Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Michigan. http://studentpress.org/nspa/awards/2017-broadcast-pacemaker-winners/
Vice President Mike Pence made a two day stop in Michigan to rally support for the new Tax reform. He spoke to the workers at the American Axial and Manufacturing company about what this new bill would do if passed. Some of the main points are that it would simplify the tax code by reducing the 7 tax brackets to 3 and make filing easier. Also, this bill would eliminate the estate tax and eliminates some tax deductions. But if a big tax brake like this one passes a big question is where will the money come from? That is a question that has yet to be answered. One thing is for sure that to pass this bill both sides will have to work together.
DTV has been picked to have our Flint documentary Undrinkable in the Traverse City Film Festival on the 28th of July. There will be Film makers from all over the world and DTV will be among them, and will even be participating in the panel after to discuss our work . At the festival there will be three other film focusing on Flint and the water crisis, one of the biggest news topics of last year, Undrinkable being the only Documentary there created by High School Students. This Festival was founded by Davison own Michael Moore, who has spoken out a lot for Flint and helped get Undrinkable out to the people. Tickets sales start on the 15th at 10 AM at the box office or at 6 pm online, general admission is 12 dollars. DTV is honored with this opportunity to be recognized along with other great film makers and represent student journalist.
Click here for more information on the festival-http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/blog/
Click here for more information on the viewing of Undrinkable- http://secure.traversecityfilmfest.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=303475~4d61cd53-466a-4a38-9b0c-5dd9c77930d9&epguid=8fc1333c-62a3-467a-b51c-ada73714212e
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Tonight we will be saying goodbye to the class of 2017, they will be officially getting their diplomas and will be high school graduates. Over 350 students will be walking across the stage tonight at Dort federal center at 7. Mr. Fishhaber will be the staff guest speaker, and 2017 class president Noah Dieterle will make a speech as well. DTV will be airing live on our website dtvnews.org so anybody can watch the stream live. Also, it will be aired on our charter channel 191.
Tyler Theodore is formally known for his segments of roaming the hallways and asking students their opinions on specific topics, and his appearances as Tyler Clause during winter newscasts, but now taking on the role of DTV’s first ever weather man! Every Monday, and every Friday, Tyler will begin giving weather updates while you’re heading into a long school week or maybe an eventful weekend. On Monday, he will give the whole forecast for Monday through Friday and on Friday, he give the weekend weather. Tyler will have teases in the upcoming weeks, before the newscast, and if for some reason you can’t watch, check our twitter (@dtv_official) and our Facebook (DTV News), for the links to his segments and teases.
Also, check out some of Tyler’s previous segments!