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Today's word on journalism

January 13, 2009

Breakneck:

"I get the feeling that the 24-hour news networks are like the bus in the movie 'Speed.' If they stop talking for a second, they think they'll blow up."

--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Ross Martin)

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ATV News website wins broadcasting award

December 2, 2009 | The A-TV News website of the Journalism & Communication Department has won first place in Region Six of the National Broadcasting Society competition for "Best Overall Website." The competition is open to college and universities in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah.

The website is the outlet for the news and magazine programs produced by the junior and senior broadcast students in the JCOM department at Utah State University as part of their curriculum. The newscasts are also carried on the campus cable system and delivered to the campus housing units and are also made available to the local on-air low power television station, Channel 8.

On the website, a viewer is able to call up individual stories, archived newscasts, bios of reporters, mission statements of the programs, as well as link to other university websites and services. Plans are in the works for even more sophisticated design.

Webmaster Corinne Smith was surprised at the award, but she says she is pleased. "I guess thatíll keep me working hard this coming semester!" she said.

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