The WTAMU Mass Communication program is involved in something really cool, and it’s called the Global News Relay. Described as “a collaboration of journalism schools across the world to broadcast rolling news,” we’ll be joining universities from the United Kingdom, India, Dubai, Indonesia, Norway, Australia, and elsewhere in the United States in providing 12 hours of news on Thursday, March 27.
WT signed up for a two-hour block toward the end of the day. The effort brings four of our mass media outlets together for one project: The Prairie, the Eternal Flame, KWTS 91.1 FM The One, and WTTV News One.
We started some pre-production this week with on-camera interviews with folks who are doing cool things on our own campus.
If you’re interested in watching the Global News Relay live, it’ll be streamed at http://www.quaysnews.net.
Our participation wouldn’t have been possible without Sarah Jones, a journalist and educator with the MediaCityUK program at the University of Salford Manchester. Sarah and I met last summer at the World Journalism Education Congress in Belgium. We talked about her idea for the Global News Relay, and I promised her that West Texas A&M would be happy to participate.
We’re excited that this is now a reality, and our students are looking forward to showing the world what the WT Mass Communication program is capable of doing.