one person stands at a news desk as another sits and reads a script.

Providing local news to foster an informed community while building the next generation of broadcast professionals. 

A Real-World Laboratory for Broadcast Journalism

News7 is Vermont State University Lyndon’s on-campus news studio where communications majors selecting the Broadcasting Track within the Journalism Concentration and students taking the Broadcasting Concentration in our Atmospheric Sciences Program work to hone their craft. While in the studio, students produce real news stories for real audiences in the fourteen towns surrounding the Lyndon campus in a multi-platform news environment. 

This incubator of broadcast journalism professionals 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 an edge in launching their careers after graduation. 

As a 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. 

The Student Learning Experience. You and your fellow students earning degrees in journalism and broadcasting 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, across podcast, and the New7 website, all while faculty advisors are on hand to give advice and support. News7 opportunities happen off-campus, too. You’ll investigate stories in our region and cover local and national politics in Vermont and New Hampshire. Love sports? One of the oldest high school football rivalries is in our backyard, and there are plenty of unique stories to be told.

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 playback. As you rise through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to be a director, producer, or anchor and lead your peers through broadcasts. 

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Launch Experience

Top-tier Broadcast Journalism Technology

With up-to-date technology, students in the Journalism and Broadcasting Concentrations hone their craft with software, cameras, and audio systems used in newsrooms around the country. News7 is completely HD with Ikegami cameras, Avid newsroom software, GrassValley switchers, and the technology to broadcast live on location. We broadcast live across cable and social media platforms.

A Rich History of Alumni and Program Success

When you sit 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 their careers. 

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. And our fifty years of Alumni have received hundreds of Murrow and Emmy Awards of their own.

Follow News7 and our student reporters as they report around the Northeast Kingdom and produce content for the fourteen towns that surround the Vermont State University Lyndon campus. 

Twitter: @News7_NewsLINC 
Instagram: news7newslinc 

Explore Broadcast Journalism at Vermont State

Vermont State gives you two paths to develop the skills and experience you need to launch your career in broadcast journalism. One is the broadcast journalism track within the Journalism Concentration of Communications major, giving you a broad foundation in journalism for a variety of paths. The other, the Broadcasting Concentration within the Atmospheric Sciences major, builds your knowledge about climate, weather, and forecasting for a career as an on-air meteorologist.  

See Journalism Concentration Details 
See Broadcasting Concentration Details 

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