A Real-World Laboratory
News7 is Northern Vermont University-Lyndon’s on-campus news studio where digital communications majors work to hone their craft. While in the studio, students produce real news stories for real audiences in the fourteen towns that surround the NVU campus.
This incubator of professional learning gives our students career-ready experiences as they develop skills in news gathering, writing, and broadcasting for local and online viewers. News7 is one of only thirty campus-based live and daily broadcasts in the U.S., which gives our students a leg up when they graduate.
As a digital communications student, you’ll enter the News7 practicum as early as your fourth semester, giving you two years of live, deadline-driven experience to add to your resume.
News in Action
Your typical workday begins in the newsroom at 8 a.m. You and your fellow digital communications students work shifts through the day, built around your class schedule. In the studio, you’ll shoot, edit, and produce content to share on social media and the New7 website, while faculty advisors are on hand to give advice and support. News7 opportunities happen off-campus, too. You’ll focus on stories in our region and cover local and national politics in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Behind the scenes, all students are a part of the production crew, which adds to the diversity of your skills and experience. Everyone staffs cameras, works on audio, and checks video playbacks. As you rise through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to be a director and lead your peers through broadcasts.
With up-to-date technology, digital communications majors hone their craft with software, cameras, and audio systems that are used in newsrooms around the country. News7 is now completely HD with Ikegami cameras, Avid newsroom software, GrassValley switchers, and the technology to broadcast live on location.
A Rich History of Success
When you sit down in our studio, you’re in the same newsroom where alumni who have gone on to work at ESPN, CBS, The Weather Channel, and other top media outlets started out in their careers.
Since 2004, our students and daily News7 broadcast have garnered eighty regional and national awards, including being named a Top Twenty-Five Journalism program three years in a row and an Emmy as the nation’s best college newscast.
Social Media and Web Links
Follow News7 and our student reporters as they report around the Northeast Kingdom and produce content for the fourteen towns that surround the NVU-Lyndon campus.