By Lori Bredemeyer, Copy Editor
After a year of no backstage media access at Sing Song, Kendall Massey, director of student productions, said he will allow reporters and photographers in the double gym at Gibson Health and P.E. Center.
“The only way people can remember what went on is if the media cover it,” Massey said. “To get this done you’ve got to have access. What we’re hoping is that everyone can get in here.”
Last year the gym was closed to everyone but Sing Song participants, and Optimist adviser Cheryl Bacon said opportunities to document the event were missed.
“The nature of Sing Song for the participants is that many of the memories they take with them are from the double gym,” said Bacon, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. “If we can’t cover that, especially pictorially, then we’ve missed a very important event in our community.”
Bacon said she discussed the issue with Massey a few weeks ago, and he was understanding.
“Kendall has said Sing Song is not all about the show, it’s all about the students,” Bacon said. “To cover it is to go where the students are.”