Woodside High Magnet student marks National News Literacy Week with segment aired on WTKR

Posted: February 12, 2021

Robbie Pritchett, a junior in Woodside High School's Center for Arts and Communication magnet program, is off to an auspicious start as a telejournalist. He recently produced a news segment for WTKR News 3 about expectations for the first 100 days of the Biden administration and the need for adults to listen to youthful voices. In the video, Pritchett interviews fellow students and shares his own hopes for the future.

Pritchett, who produces his school's weekly television program, was invited to create the segment as part of National News Literacy Week, an annual event sponsored by the News Literacy Project to encourage students to be smart consumers of media.

The segment Pritchett created highlighted not only his individual abilities, but also the work of the magnet program, which was described in detail on the station's website in a story that included comments from his teachers, Reginald Crudup and Anthony Mata, as well as an additional video segment that elaborated on the instruction magnet students receive.

While his accomplishments are his own, having a parent who worked in television news no doubt encouraged his interest. Pritchett's father is a media professional who once worked at WTKR.

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