April 18, 2017
CONTACT: Randy Ray, 806-651-2807, firstname.lastname@example.org
WTAMU to Cut Ribbon on Renovated News Studio
CANYON, Texas—The mass communication program at West Texas A&M University will host a grand reopening of its News One Studio at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex.
Students and faculty will demonstrate the new equipment, share examples of student work and offer the chance to sit in the anchor’s chair and even meet a special guest. The redesigned workspace will allow students to gain hands-on experience on par with industry standards.
“West Texas A&M University believes in giving our students the very best tools,” Randy Ray, director of broadcast engineering and associate lecturer of mass communication, said. “This new studio will provide a state-of-the-art training ground for our mass communication students fully preparing them for the ever-changing world of electronic media.”
News One celebrated its 10th anniversary this spring. The class has traditionally been a live, weekly, in-studio broadcast conducted by students in the Department of Communication. This spring, the students learned how to be multimedia journalists instead while the new studio was under construction.