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Broadcast News Studio

Broadcast News Studio

The modern studio space and control room includes a live television set and video production equipment that allows students to experience what it's like to work for a broadcast news program.

The award-winning, student-produced "WVU News" and "Mountaineer Playbook" are both produced in the broadcast news studio.

Student reporters learn how to produce, gather, and report news for a top 25 TV market in Pittsburgh, KDKA-TV; a statewide broadcast network, West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB); a statewide conglomerate of seven newspapers, HD Media; and the City of Morgantown’s Public Access Channel. These partnerships give our students a platform to showcase their work.

The "WVU News" and "Mountaineer Playbook" courses operate as an actual newsroom. Student reporters are assigned beats, have weekly news meetings and report to the class professors as their news directors. Students learn every aspect of what it takes to put together a newscast. From choosing stories in their beats, to shooting, editing, writing and producing those stories and finally, students serve as the talent or technical crew during the newscast taping. Students also learn how to use social media to promote their work.