Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tweeting CBC

Blackville School Grade 11 student Natalie Sturgeon uses Twitter and she is also very interested in pursuing a career in journalism. So it was not surprising that she followed Terry Seguin on Twitter. Mr. Seguin is, afterall, the host of CBC Radio One Information Morning Fredericton.

But it may be surprising that Natalie asked Mr. Seguin to visit Blackville School after reading on his Twitter account that he visited a school in Fredericton. Mr. Seguin replied in the positive, and on Friday morning, November 19, the CBC journalist and radio host made the trek from Fredericton to Blackville to speak to the Journalism 120 class.

The students had quite a few questions for the CBC journalist who spoke to them about a wide range of topics from journalism ethics to the interviewing process. He sparked a lot of interest among the students about considering a career in journalism, and many of the students stayed after his presentation to ask him more questions.

While Nathalie is not in Journalism 120 this year, she did attend the presentation and she was one of the students who spoke to Mr. Seguin after the presentation. Mr. Seguin asked the students who used Twitter to add him so they could continue the discussion.