Guidance counselor looking into the life of a reporter

ISHPEMING — All of us here at ABC Ten were happy to participate in the Careers About Town program through the Marquette–Alger Regional Educational Service Agency.

The Careers About Town program places teachers and counselors in various work environments to provide them with first–hand understanding of the practical applications of classroom concepts. From there the educators can implement their findings within their classrooms. Today ABC Ten’s Caleb Scanlon showed Ishpeming High School Counselor Penny Barney an inside look at the life of a news reporter.

“I think that we have a large population of students who are interested in more creative types of careers,” said Ishpeming Public Schools Guidance Counselor Penny Barney, “but unfortunately due to budget cuts that school districts have been facing for the last couple of decades, a lot of times classes that focus on creative arts and media and things like that aren’t necessarily offered as much. So hopefully I can share some of what I learned today with them.”

From interviewing to writing and editing, Barney was able to get the full experience to pass along to Ishpeming students.

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About the Author

Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.