The high demand for School of Media Studies programs has created a need for more production facilities. To support the Journalism program, a former classroom was converted into a state-of-the-art newsroom. Fully equipped with the latest technology, this leading-edge facility closely replicates the resources offered by national news agencies, giving students valuable, career-related experience in a professional setting.
One of the highlights of the newsroom is the J-Source International Reporting Bureau, a groundbreaking concept that creates unique opportunities for final-year journalism students to report, produce and edit international news coverage. The 11 flat screen TV’s placed throughout the room provide a continuous news feed and the room layout simulates a real-world media environment, allowing students to develop professional skills as they build their portfolios.
Facilities Management worked closely with the Media Studies faculty to equip the newsroom with the following resources:
- Dejero transmitter
- TriCaster 855 editing suite
- QStart teleprompter
- 16-ft green screen
- 3-inch studio camera
- 11 flat screen TVs with individual digital boxes
- Voice-over booth
- 4 Mac editing suites