About HTV

This website was created by the staff of HTV Magazine, the advanced Broadcast Journalism class at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, MO.

The program has been around since September of 1989, making HTV Magazine one of the nation’s longest-running high school newscasts.  It is one of the nation’s most-honored as well.  The show has earned 14 Broadcast Pacemakers from NSPA, a national record, and it has received seven STN Excellence Awards and nine Robert F. Kennedy High School Journalism Awards.

The show runs each month on this website, and at Hillcrest High School.  The program has been “by teens, for teens” since it began.  Topics covered are often edgy, sometimes controversial, and hopefully, true to the teen experience.  Some of the individual stories produced by HTV through the years have won recognition nationally, regionally, and locally.  But the goal for each show, and each story, is to reflect the world from a teen perspective.

Our staff members take turns anchoring, and everyone on the HTV staff, no matter what position they hold, files a story each month.  Students work in pairs–reporter and photographer–and generate their own story ideas.

This site is also home to “Bay 11,” as you can see at the link at the top of the home page.  Bay 11 is our student-produced podcast, covering a wide variety of topics, often compelling, sometimes amusing.  We also post the occasional school-based video if we feel it will be of interest beyond Hillcrest.

We urge you to leave a comment now and then, follow us on Twitter (@HTVBuzz), Instagram (htvbuzz) and become a fan of our Facebook page (Facebook.com/HTVMagazine).