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The MN State Fair media trip


By Austen Whitacre

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Olivia Drehmel enjoyed the media trip as part of the MN State Fair. Photo by Austin Whitacre

The state fair is known for many things. All the animals, the great food, the fair even has rides for all ages. So with all this stuff going on, who is making sure that every one that isn’t visiting this fair knows what is going on? Well this year, for the first time, the 4-H program has allowed people from each county to be part of the media trip! This media trip is about having the youth learn about what it takes to make a good story.

The kids who have volunteered for this trip are working hard all the time. When they aren’t working with the group they are interviewing livestock members and talking to their local newspapers and radio stations. Even when they are done with that, they are still at the computer fixing small things and taking pictures for everything. Talking to one of the media trip members led to some great information.

Olivia Drehmel had this to say: “I have had a lot of fun with this trip. I wanted to do this because it is my last year in 4-H and I wanted to get to the state fair one last time. I have been working with three newspapers from my county. The articles I am doing are behind the scene view about the kids in 4-H. I work a lot on my stories. I spend about two hours a day typing and a lot more time taking pictures. This experience has been really good for me. I have learned a lot about journalism and have met so many new people.”

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