Seven News presenters meet students at Engadine High School for a career chat

TV land: Seven News presenters Michael Usher and Jim Wilson answer questions from students at Engadine High School.
TV land: Seven News presenters Michael Usher and Jim Wilson answer questions from students at Engadine High School.

Designed to empower students in their career pursuits, Seven News weekend anchor Michael Usher and sports editor Jim Wilson were at Engadine High School this week.

They spoke to year 11 and 12 students as part of the Seven News School Visits Program, where presenters tour schools across Sydney.

How to create a news bulletin, filtering social media and ‘fake news’, and advice on how to pursue a career in journalism were the hot topics of the day.

“What social media has done to journalism is that it’s become commentary,” Michael Usher said to students.

“Social media can be white noise. It’s not fact-based commentary. Your generation has a challenge. On one sense you have incredible access to information. But filtering through all of that to work out what’s fact and true is difficult.”

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