Germantown High School senior and Germantown Community Television general manager Lucy Fulliton made quite an impression recently at one of the nation’s elite journalism universities.
Fulliton won the Dow Jones Scholarship for multimedia at the 2012 Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, held annually at the University of Missouri. The scholarship is worth at least $1,000, and could be worth more depending on an essay Fulliton will write for the Dow Jones scholarship committee.
“It was such an honor to just attend the workshop, much less win the scholarship,” said Fulliton. “All the students at the workshop were so talented. It was a very happy moment for me and my family.”
Fulliton found out she won the scholarship during the awards ceremony for the nine-day workshop. She was one of only 20 students nation-wide accepted to the workshop. Professional journalists work with the high school students to produce news stories, photos and broadcasts. This year’s theme for the workshop was healthcare. Fulliton, who has Missouri at the top of her college choices, produced a report about educating the public on the Affordable Care Act. She also wrote a news article on how the new healthcare law will cover mental healthcare patients. These reports can be viewed and read online by visiting the GHS-TV page on Facebook. The Dow Jones News Fund sponsors the workshop.
Established in 1982, GHS-TV serves as the community television station for the city of Germantown. The station cablecasts over 700 hours of diverse programming twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week each month to Germantown citizens. Cablecast to viewers over Cable Channel 17, the station reaches more than 10,000 subscribers in the Comcast system. GHS-TV serves as a model facility that continues to produce original programming, inform citizens and educate young people interested in telecommunications careers.
E. Frank Bluestein is the executive producer for Germantown Community Television. Bobby Ramsay serves as the studio supervisor. Ted Beasley, Rich Pence and Allison Rogers are the supervising producers. Ryan Sweeney is the supervising videographer and editor. Catherine Cohen is the business manager and Rob Manuel serves the station as video engineer. The 2012-2013 general managers are Lucy Fulliton and Blake Tutor.