The goal of this class is to teach student reporters 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.
This classroom will run as an actual 'newsroom.' Student reporters will be assigned beats, have weekly news meetings and will report to the class professors as their 'news directors.' Students will 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 will serve as the talent or technical crew during the newscast taping. Students will also learn how to use social media to promote their work.
“WVU News” won a Regional Emmy in Fall 2023 and Fall 2022, and was a Regional Emmy finalist in Spring 2022. As well as being a national Emmy top three finalist in 2017 and 2012 and received an Emmy first place national win in 2015.
"WVU News" also won 1st place in 2023 from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for Best College Newscast in the region and was an SPJ national finalist in 2023.
"WVU News" was named the Best College Newscast in America at the Broadcast Education Association, in 2024. BEA also awarded "WVU News" in the top 4 Best College Newscasts in the country every year since 2018. “WVU News” has been awarded more than 100 regional, national, and international juried awards in the past decade.
"WVU News" can also be viewed on our website here: https://mediacollegenewscast.wvu.edu/