This morning I finally had a news spot air on NPR’s hourly newscast at a decent hour: 8 AM MST (10AM EST). The spot was on Janet Napolitano’s visit to the 6th annual Border Security Conference in El Paso. It was awwwesome to hear the spot as I got ready for a reporting trip to Juarez. A spot may only be 1 minute of audio, but a good deal of work can go into putting one together.
The girl who wrote me was at a workshop I gave on audio production. She’s part of a fledgling organization called Latinitas founded by an El Paso native. The organization is meant to give young Latinas interested in media professions confidence and leadership skills. Feedback like this is what makes volunteering your time to such causes more than worth while.
Here’s her email (minus her name of course!):
Hi Ms. Uribe or Ms. Ortiz or Ms. Ortiz Uribe, I’m not sure which one you go by,
My name is ——; I was at the Latinitas Media Academy in July when you presented. I just wanted to say I heard you this morning on NPR! You were great. It gave me a bit of a thrill at the end and of course I just HAD to say “Oh yeah, I totally know her.” Well, I kind of do! Anyway, your presentation at the media academy was really cool and taught me a lot, and it was awesome to hear you coming out of my radio this morning.
Thanks so much!