March 18, 2014
CONTACT: Dr. Butler Cain, 806-651-2414, email@example.com
University’s Mass Communication Program Joining Global News Relay
CANYON, Texas—The mass communication program at West Texas A&M University is joining other universities around the world in producing 12 hours of televised news coverage in a Global News Relay on Thursday, March 27.
The Global News Relay, described as “a collaboration of journalism schools across the world to broadcast rolling news,” includes universities from the United Kingdom, India, Dubai, Indonesia, Norway, Australia and elsewhere in the United States. WTAMU’s mass communication program is one of three U.S.-based universities participating in the project.
“This is an exceptional opportunity for our students to participate in an international media event,” Dr. Butler Cain, assistant professor of mass communication, said. “The Global News Relay will give the mass communication program a platform to show the world what our students can do.”
WTAMU mass communication students will produce two hours of local television news content that will be broadcast worldwide via the Internet atquaysnews.net. Preproduction has already begun, and students will prepare their portion of the broadcast on Tuesday, March 18.
Campus media organizations including The Prairie, the Eternal Flame, KWTS 91.1 FM The One and WTTV News One are collaborating on the project.