The Irish Online Network, a student driven broadcasting channel, has been designated as a NFHS Network Official Producer. This means that the broadcast crew of Reuben Perdue, and students Alex Altenburg and Andrew Rogers (pictured), will not only cover Notre Dame events for the school, but will be invited by the NFHS to cover post season contests in West Virginia for the national network.
Officials at the NFHS said, “This is a unique opportunity and only open to qualified School Broadcast Programs. Your school exemplifies what a professional production looks like.”
The Irish Online Network was started at the beginning of this school year and has covered a variety of events ranging from school Masses, the homecoming parade, and several sporting contests. Managed by Reuben Perdue, students are given the opportunity to learn from experience as they produce live events with skills such as, play by play commentary, color commentary, graphics, and camera work.
Perdue said, “ION has only been operating for about two months now, but the progress we’ve made has been amazing. Alex Altenburg and Andrew Rogers improve with every broadcast. This is a tremendous honor for them as well as myself.” He continued, “For a program with two students, operating for about two months, to be recognized on a national level for quality, it’s quite a testament to the work we’ve been putting in. It’s great for Notre Dame for the exposure and it’s a great opportunity for students involved. We hope now that the program is taking off, more students will want to get involved.”
Only 185 programs out of 1,575 nationwide are invited to be a NFHS Network Official Producer.