This semester West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism students will produce television newscasts for West Virginia Public Television (WVPTV) that will be broadcast regionally and statewide.

Students in the Advanced TV Reporting and Producing class (BN 287) will produce the 15-minute shows,”WVU News,”as part of their course work.

“This high-profile exposure of the students’work will inspire them to do professional-quality worknot to mention the opportunity they’re getting for real, hands-on experience,”said Maryanne Reed, associate broadcast news professor and sequence chair.

“WVU News”will cover local storiesboth campus and community.The first show will air at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. (In Morgantown, it can be seen on WNPB -TV, Channel 8.)

WVPTV will air the newscasts back-to-back with newscasts produced by Marshall University journalism students.

This is the second partnership of its kind between WVU =s School of Journalism and a television network. The School has an agreement with KDKA -TV2 in Pittsburgh to feed weekly news segments produced by WVU students to the CBS affiliate.