Carbondale host journalists for Black History Month event

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The Carbondale African American Museum celebrated Black History Month by host TV journalist in the area.

Over two dozen students celebrated black history in a unique way.

Students learned about TV media, participated in some hands-on writing and on-camera workshops and some student even won hundreds of dollars in prizes.

They say the best part was learning about how much work goes into a newscast.

"I got to hear about a lot of things," said Kaneshia Porter, a student at Carbondale Middle School. "A lot of new things about tv producing, directing, the weatherman and the cast and stuff. What you do on the news, so that's what I like about today."

KFVS's Brittany Jacob and Marc Thomas took part in the event, engaging with the students, and helping them understand the importance of having a voice.

The attendance included reporters and anchors from all the tv stations in the market, along with professors and students from Southern Illinois University.

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