A group of students began making news this semester—literally. The student television club created a news show that airs two-minute cut-ins of the day’s events every hour from 7:00 a.m. to noon on weekdays. It also produces a half-hour news and sports wrap-up that airs all weekend at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The shows are produced by students in the University’s television center and air on MTV’s college access network.
The show, known as “Muskie News,” launched in January. The experience is priceless for those who hope to enter the TV news industry, says Bob Turner, video production manager for the television center and the club’s advisor.