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Converged Newsroom Opens

JEM Converged Newsroom

The School of Journalism and Electronic Media’s (JEM) Converged Newsroom is now open for business.  Five classes are being held in the facility during Spring 2013, and it is also being heavily utilized by JEM student media groups.  The newsroom has 20 iMACs and multiple camera links for student newsroom stand-up reports for live local TV and campus channel reporting (WBIR-TV and TVC).

The room also has four cable connected news feed monitors mounted in the room to provide the full newsroom experience.  Current classes conducted in the room include two Media Writing classes, Electronic News Operations, Magazine/Feature Writing, and Media Reporting.

“The converged newsroom is an outstanding addition to JEM’s facilities,” says JEM Director Peter Gross. “This facility has the state-of-the-art technology required to teach our students how to create and tell stories across all media platforms. It will provide them with the hands on experience they need to compete and excel when they graduate.”  Opportunities for donor support and sponsorship related to the converged newsroom are available.  For more information about these opportunities, contact Patrick Powell, CCI Development Director at ppowell@utfi.org.