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JMSC Pacquiao Story Taken by ABC

The JMSC’s ABC News on Campus team has had its third story broadcast by the American Broadcasting Company.

MJ student Tem Hansen reported on the mania surrounding Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines. The boxer, nicknamed “Packman”, is said to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He is a hero in his home country, where “Manny mania” grips the nation and provides hope and inspiration for young boys in particular.

Hansen was delighted to have one of his stories picked by the station.

Tem Hansen in the Philippines

Tem Hansen in the Philippines

“Doing this piece for ABC was a great experience right from the first days of shooting in the Philippines. I improved my camera skills a lot, but also the time in the editing suites was very useful.

“Although frustrating at times, the process of changing the edit to ABC’s exact requirements was very instructive.

“Watching the piece on was a really nice experience, especially because of what the anchor read out before the actual package. Then I knew it had aired on a big network.”

Hansen was part of a team that went to the Philippines to cover stories for the JMSC ABC news bureau that supplies ABC in New York with TV and web stories. Fellow MJ, Deirdre Morris worked on the piece with him; they were given tips by JMSC lecturer and veteran TV journalist, Rob McBride.

Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Organisation Welterweight title this weekend when he defeated Ghanaian challenger, Joshua Clottey, in Dallas.

Watch Hansen’s report here.