WEST HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of New Haven and FOX61, the Connecticut Fox affiliate, announced today that the television station will open a news bureau on the University's main campus at 300 Boston Post Road.
The partnership between the University and FOX61 provides unprecedented opportunities for University of New Haven students, particularly in the Communications, Film, and Media Studies Department, and strengthens FOX61's long-term commitment to New Haven and Southern Connecticut.
The FOX61 news bureau at the university will reinforce the station's commitment to statewide coverage. The FOX61 news team will report daily from the bureau.
The partnership is especially advantageous for students in the University's growing media studies department, which includes on its faculty Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Susan Campbell, longtime Connecticut broadcast media personalities Bruce Barber and Diane Smith, FOX61 Meteorologist Matt Scott, and ESPN veteran broadcaster Wayne Edwards.
FOX61 (WTIC-TV) is one of the nation's highest-rated FOX Network affiliates, providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding entertainment, news, sports, and local event programming. FOX 61 News is the market leader in news, producing more than 61 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week, more than any other station. Its award-winning local news team is committed to keeping the public informed through fox61.com, and its social media followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and mobile apps. Connecticut audiences can "Expect More" from FOX 61 News.
FOX61 is owned and operated by Tribune Media, one of the country's leading multimedia companies
About the University of New Haven …
The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It's a diverse and vibrant community of more than 7,000 students, with campuses around the country and around the world.
Within its five colleges, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, and public safety and public service. More than 100 academic programs are offered, all grounded in a long-standing commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning.
Information is available at www.newhaven.edu.
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