There are some definite disadvantages to having students on this project, testing the Showcase software for VeriCorder.
We’re not seeing the speed we’d like to see, not because of the software but because we’re working with people with less journalism experience. Using CEO Gary Symons as the timing standard is not necessarily an accurate representation. He has decades of radio experience. Where these students are spending considerable time writing their scripts, someone like Symons would fly through that process, or perhaps not even need to write a script for these 30 second pieces.
On the flip side, the skill level of the students will be representative of citizen journalists or others who haven’t or don’t do this full time.
One of the students has taken roughly eight hours to add some photos to audio that was collected yesterday. I need to find out what the situation is there.