Campus News

The Life of a UK Journalism Student — Online

Video by Ben Branscum, College of Communication and Information student and student worker for UK Marketing and Brand Strategy.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 1, 2020) — Journalism students in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media have always worked hard to produce, anchor and edit a daily 30-minute live newscast that airs live Monday-Thursday as part of the Student News Network on Spectrum cable channel 184.

With most universities across the country, including UK, moving to fully online instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, the challenge became how to do all of these in-studio, in-person tasks remotely to keep the broadcast on air.

Watch the video above to see what a day in the life is like for the students in the UK College of Communication and Information who produce the newscasts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journalism students in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media
Journalism students in the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Media meet virtually.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.