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£725k newsroom goes live for journalism students

Watch a timelapse of the Media Department installing a major upgrade to the journalism newsroom facilities

Journalism students working on a story in the newsroomA brand new industry-standard newsroom is now live in the Middlesex University Media Department following a £725,000 upgrade project.

Equipped with the latest Avid editing infrastructure in addition to Adobe Creative Cloud and other broadcasting software, the 16 NewsCutter machines contain everything needed to create quality content across all platforms - radio, TV, print and online.

The newsroom has been fitted with a news studio complete with green screen and a new production gallery. So students are able to create broadcast-standard news productions alongside the School’s journalism lecturers and technical tutors.

“Studying journalism is all about establishing the connections between practice and theory – the world of critical thinking combined with the world of creative doing,” said Professor of Journalism Kurt Barling.

“This investment in state of the art broadcast journalism facilities at Middlesex enables students to prepare for the world of work within an environment that stimulates the way they think about that world.”

Plugging directly into the University’s Avid Network, the system also enables journalism students to collaborate easily with colleagues in areas such as Television Production and Digital Media.

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