September 9th, 2007
04:48 PM ET

A Shout Out to Shoutouts

 In the sphere of Student News superlatives, the "Shoutout" undoubtedly wins "most popular."  We decide when to air these during our daily editorial meetings, when we discuss when Shoutouts are appropriate, what to ask, how to ask it, and what the options should be.  It's probably the same way teachers create multiple choice tests, but with music and graphics and an animation that reminds me of disco.

We usually dedicate a Shoutout to a specific class on Fridays throughout the school year.  And though the list of requests is pretty long, we do our best to recognize most teachers who write in.  So please keep the requests coming; the link is here.

Oh, and don't think "C" is always a safe bet for the answer.  When I write Shoutouts, I do my best to keep y'all on your toes.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Eric Langhorst

    Thanks for the shoutout to the South Valley Jr. High 8th grade American History classes in Liberty, Missouri. We appreciate it! Keep up the good work. You guys rock.

    September 12, 2007 at 8:13 am |
  2. Amanda Coker

    Hey Carl!

    I watch the show every day at school because my teacher records it. We have to write a reflection every day and I was wondering if you would do something to make the show easier to write and take notes about.
    Can you do that?

    Thanks for reading!

    September 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm |
  3. matthew

    Hey Mr. C. I can believe that the shotouts are the most popular. What kinds of questions do you love the best? Sometimes we don't think about that it is a trick question, since we're just in 5th grade. Well if you have the time please comment me back, because I would like it if I got a comment from a cool news reporter!

    September 14, 2007 at 11:32 am |
  4. Carl Azuz, Anchor

    Hey, Matthew–
    I always enjoy doing Shoutouts, no matter what the question is. They're energetic, fast, and a blast to read on the air. I think my favorite segments are the ones on little-known facts about big subjects. For example, today's "Is This Legit" segment quizzed you on whether the U.S. Constitution is the world's shortest constitution. At the end, you find out something that you might not have known before, and I always enjoy writing or voicing segments like that (though my friend Geordie actually voiced today's "Legit").

    September 16, 2007 at 8:15 pm |
  5. Olijah the Young Rex

    Thanks for the Shout Out ! There my favorite CNN headline. What is your favorite color? What is your favorite pet? What is your favorite CNN headline?

    September 24, 2007 at 12:15 pm |
  6. nathan

    Hey mr. Azuz

    I'm thinkin about becoming a reporter someday and I was wondering if you would give a shoutout to my school, Hartland High School. Up in Michigan.

    My teacher, mr. Denzer told our class that he has been trying to get a shout out to our school for a while. and I thought there must be a reason for the wait. Besides the long list of names, what else goes into getting a shout out from you?

    If you have the time, could you respond to this post? thanks Carl.

    December 4, 2007 at 4:59 pm |