New Media: Communications Students Contribute to ‘Stay Tuned’ on PBS

| January 31, 2013

Webster University School of Communications students work on 'Stay Tuned'

Webster communications students are integrating theory and practice in new media and social engagement in the production of The Nine Network’s ‘Stay Tuned’ show. [Photo courtesy: Jason Winkeler/The Nine Network]

Students in the Webster University School of Communications are stepping out of the classroom and into the television studio. As a part of the New Media and Social Engagement class, they are gaining hands-on experience with a show airing on The Nine Network in St. Louis.

The show, “Stay Tuned,” has a town hall format and discusses a single issue each week with a host, guests, a studio audience and additional video segments. However, the show differs from traditional town hall formats by incorporating social media into the broadcast. Viewers participate using Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #StayTunedSTL. Guests are brought in via Google+ Hangouts.

Read more about Webster students’ role in the project here, including thoughts from the show’s executive producer Amy Shaw, and from School of Communications associate professor Kristen DiFate and dean Eric Rothenbuhler. Associate professor Aaron AuBuchon‘s video production students are also contributing.

Catch the program every Thursday evening at 9 p.m. CT on PBS, or on its website at http://staytuned.ninenet.org.

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    1. jennifer gammage says:

      Big congrats to those students. … And what a cool office to get to work in!