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Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 News

Mass Comments: Behind the Glass in Bragg
The large, reflective glass doors on the first floor of the Mass Communication Building mark the entrance to a pioneering space designed as an outlet for student media and state-of-the-art instruction. It's MTSU's new Center for Innovation in Media.
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HUNTER: Next media star could be just around the corner
For a long time, Middle Tennessee State University has been known for having one of the best electronic mass communication programs in the nation.
Old MTSU Record Label No Match for its New Incarnate, Match Records
A student-run record label isn't new to MTSU, but over the smmer the recording industry department decided to take it to the next level.
 
Student record label rebrands to find new musical talent                                                                                                                                                                                         
The newest record label at MTSU, Match Records, plans to set fire to the Murfreesboro music realm by signing local and campus talent in various genres.

MTSU's Mike Browning produced a fantastic highlight reel from our student media coverage of Election 2012 that you can watch here.

Student journalists turn election coverage red, white and 'True Blue'
A massive power outage November 5 shut down operations for nearly a day and a half in the Center for Innovation in Media, but our student media organizations worked through every challenge to put together a truly professional project.
 
Election 2012: MTSU offers politically themed activities
With early voting under way and the Nov. 6 Election Day approaching, the MTSU campus will provide multiple opportunities for those looking to satisfy their political cravings.
 
Depend on MTSU student journalists for 2012 election-night coverage
Want fresh, unbiased, no-pundits-allowed live coverage of the 2012 election? You have two new choices on Election Day: MT10-HD and vote2012.mtsusidelines.com.

MTSU student journalists are teaming up Tuesday in the Center for Innovation in Media for unprecedented live coverage of local, state and national races.

They'll be offering on-air updates at the student TV station, online at the student newspaper, radio simulcasts on WMTS-FM and WMOT-FM and at a special election-night party in the new Student Union Building's ballrooms.

It all starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, when the Center's election viewing party, co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Student Programming and Activities, the University Honors College and the American Democracy Project, gets under way in ballrooms A and B.

MTSU students and faculty will be able to eat for free while watching the election unfold on big-screen televisions.

Beginning at 5 p.m., MT10 will be reporting live from a special set in the SUB ballroom, part of a three-hour broadcast that will be anchored in the Center for Innovation's Studio 2. MT10 staffers and students from Electronic Media Production and Electronic Media Journalism classes will all be at the heart of the action.

Reporters in the field, including the Student Union, will send updates to the news anchors, and election results will air in real time on MT10, which broadcasts locally on Rutherford County Comcast Channel 10 and online at www.mt10tv.com, until 8 p.m.

Coverage will be simultaneously broadcast during local cutaways on both WMTS-FM 88.3, the student radio station, and WMOT-FM 89.5, MTSU's National Public Radio station. WMTS will follow that simulcast with a live two-hour election news, analysis and talk show of its own.

"The news team will utilize the full resources of the Center for Innovation in Media, including the robotic-green screen studio and the converged newsroom, popularly known as 'The Egg,'" said center director Stephan Foust.

Also in the Center, inside the Bragg Mass Communication Building, Sidelines staffers will be updating the election website, vote2012.mtsusidelines.com, with similar breaking coverage, while also putting together a special 24-page election edition of the newspaper.

"Sidelines reporters will be hard at work in the center and out on location—including the viewing party—keeping the Vote2012 website up-to-date with the latest information and preparing the comprehensive print version of the paper that will be on newsstands early the next morning."

The student journalists teamed up earlier this semester for breaking daily coverage of the Associated Press Media Editors national conference in Nashville, providing all the multimedia content for the APME blog, a daily video report and a special tabloid.

The APME recognized the Center for Innovation in Media this year for its efforts to converge MTSU student media and foster collaboration across media platforms.

Like the APME project, MTSU seniors Becca Andrews and Michelle Potts are coordinating election-night news coverage. Andrews is Sidelines editor-in-chief, and Potts is MT10 news director.

"All this combined far exceeds anything student media have attempted in past elections," Foust said, "and students, advisers and faculty are excited by the possibilities. We want the entire campus community to be part of it."

To watch the election unfold, visit vote2012.mtsusidelines.com for more details.

MTSU is committed to developing a community devoted to learning, growth and service. We hold these values dear, and there's a simple phrase that conveys them: "I am True Blue." Learn more at www.mtsu.edu/trueblue. For MTSU news anytime, visit www.MTSUNews.com. are right there at the core.

MTSU students get valuable hands-on experience at the Associated Press Media Editors national conference.
Student media organizations from MTSU got the opportunity to work along side more than 100 of the country's top journalists when they came to Nashville for their annual conference.
 
Students to cover news leaders' news at national conference
MTSU students will be covering the news for people who cover the news this week as they provide exclusive stories, photos, audio and video for the Associated Press Media Editors national conference in Nashville September 19 - 21

 

Summer 2012 News

Collaborative Innovation Dominates New APME Award Category
The Center for Innovation in Media at Middle Tennessee State University received an honorable mention in the Innovator of the Year for College Students category for its own take on collaboration.
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Spring 2012 News

New Media Center Open at MTSU
Students, faculty, guests and reporters converged on a media event April 12 in one of the most appropriate places on MTSU"s campus: the new Center for Innovation in Media.
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MTSU Center for Innovation in Media Celebrates Formal Opening
Watch a video of the ceremony
 
Center for Innovation in Media to hold grand opening
The John Bragg Mass Communication Building is slated to host a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, April 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Center.
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New Center for Innovation in Media aims to converge outlets
The Center is a brand-new facility that houses all the student-run media organizations on campus.
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The Tennessean, MTSU partner to launch 'Brainstorm Nashville'
Project will offer multimedia platform tools for the Center for Innovation in Media's use.
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News & Events 

Mass Comments: Justin Reed turns college radio up a notch
WMTS DJ Justin Reed goes above and beyond with his radio program, "The Justin Reed Show".

Mass Comments: Behind the Glass in Bragg
The large, reflective glass doors on the first floor of the Mass Communication Building mark the entrance to a pioneering space designed as an outlet for student media and state-of-the-art instruction. It's MTSU's new Center for Innovation in Media.

HUNTER: Next media star could be just around the corner
For a long time, Middle Tennessee State University has been known for having one of the best electronic mass communication programs in the nation.


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