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Southern Illinois University



College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

news production


The hands-on learning experience you will gain in Radio, Television, and Digital media allows students experiential opportunities outside of the classroom. 



The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts faculty and staff members joined dozens of Daily Egyptian and River Region Evening Edition students for the formal opening of the Convergent Newsroom. 

Faculty, staff, and students at the formal opening of the Convergent Newsroom.


WSIU Radio Newsroom

Staff and students with WSIU Radio produce more than 320 hours of local news programming annually, including 15 local weekday newscasts and three Saturday morning local broadcasts.  WSIU’s staff has earned numerous awards for radio news and documentaries.  WSIU Radio is an affiliate with the Associated Press, the Illinois Radio network, and Illinois Public Radio.

The WSIU Radio Newsroom features seven Dell Optiplex 990 digital workstations that utilize Adobe Audition 6.  Field sound is recorded on Marantz PMD 660 and PMD 620 portable digital SD recorders as well as Tascam DR 100 and Tascam DR 1 SD recorders.  The main production suite utilizes a Wheatstone G4 control surface and bridge routing system with ISDN capability.