Okay, so the “joke” today is that kids are stupid and don’t know what a newspaper is. Pretty typical of the “jokes” he makes when the setting is high school. What I don’t get is that the Bleat crew, who make in-school videos, are also going to be writing copy for the local paper? Can they do this? Do they have any training? It should be obvious that writing for a newspaper is not the same as writing for broadcast; I guess Batiuk feels that some of the crew wear headphones, so that’s like a hat with a “PRESS” card in it, so they can do both. Right?
A podcast is probably more the Bleat crew’s speed, though I question the value of putting it on the county fair’s website. County fairs do their best to be colorful and eye-catching, so a video would probably be much better. (I’m assuming the Bleat crew could make a competent one.) My understanding is that a podcast is an audio file of people chatting. Would visitor’s to a fair’s website, upon seeing “Westview High Podcast,” click so they could hear “Look at the lights on that Ferris wheel!” “And these hot dogs are great, I’ve already had forty!”?