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[February 14, 2013]

BRIEF: SCSU dedicates $4.8 million to broadcast upgrades

Feb 14, 2013 (St. Cloud Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- St. Cloud State University said Thursday it plans to spend $4.8 million in broadcasting upgrades.

The upgrades will improve journalism, production and strategic communications offerings, expand student learning and improve brand promotion.

The investment will include a complete overhaul of TV cable and broadcast delivery systems to allow high definition broadcast from many areas on campus.

St. Cloud State's student-run TV station will expand its production and distribution of high-quality digital signals. The station, UTVS, also broadcasts St. Cloud State hockey games on Charter cable channel 87.

The Department of Mass Communications will revise its curriculum to reflect current journalism practices that include more digital journalism.


Student journalists will be taught to communicate in multiple platforms using multiple tools.

"St. Cloud State will become a program of choice among media professionals and students seeking careers in digital media, broadcasting and strategic communications, St. Cloud State President Earl H. Potter III said in a statement.

Follow Dave Aeikens on Twitter @Aeikens ___ (c)2013 the St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, Minn.) Visit the St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, Minn.) at www.sctimes.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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