Global News Relay 2015
For the first time in Lariat history, we are taking part in a global news broadcast called the Global News Relay. Twelve universities around the world have each compiled a 15-minute newscast on poverty in their individual regions. Universities from Australia, India, the U.S. and other countries will compile their videos into a three-hour newscast that airs today.
Look for the hashtag #GlobalNewsPoverty on our Facebook, Twitter and Daily Headlines email to watch the LIVE event at 11 a.m. CST.
– A note from the broadcast producer –
This was an amazing opportunity for the broadcast portion of the Baylor Lariat to gain experience in a real newsroom.
This was the Lariat’s first international newscast. The Global News Relay allowed the broadcast team to enter uncharted territory of anchoring each segment it produced. Every component of the newscast — from filming to editing — was done by students. Projects like the Global News Relay are priceless for hopeful broadcast journalists. The Lariat’s involvement has springboarded the addition of broadcast to the journalism department.
For the Global News Relay the broadcast team organized three stories to portray how Waco is affected by poverty. Chuck Rose, a Waco homeless man, shares his trials that led to him sleeping on the streets and collecting cans for spare change. The second story focuses on Mission Waco and the many programs it has to target different needs of the poor. The final story showed how Baylor students do their part to make sure no one in Waco will go hungry. The broadcast team also spoke with economics professor Dr. Tom Kelly and Director of Continuous Improvement Ashley Thornton.
The collaborative project aims to serve as a learning experience for students across the globe. The schools involved are the University of Salford, Macleay College, Texas State University, West Texas A & M, Baylor University, California State University, University of North Alabama, University of Alabama, RMIT, Asian College of Journalism, Manipal University and the University of Gloucester, representing the United Kingdom, Australia, the U.S. and India. The Lariat’s portion of the Global News Relay is set to air around 11:45 a.m. and can be streamed live from the BaylorLariat.com.
— Caroline Lindstrom
Lariat Broadcast Producer