Suffolk University & NECN Form Partnership

5/14/2008

Suffolk University and New England Cable News have formed a partnership that will allow NECN to broadcast from the University’s new state-of-the-art television studio at 73 Tremont St.

NECN, which is headquartered in suburban Newton, will use the Suffolk University TV studio in downtown Boston for live reports and for interviews with newsmakers from City Hall, Beacon Hill and the Financial District. 

Academic expertise to inform news

"We are very excited about this partnership, which will not only give NECN access to a wonderful downtown studio, but also to the expertise of Suffolk professors,'' said NECN President and General Manager Charles J. Kravetz. "We very much look forward to working together to enrich our coverage of Boston, and to forging a long alliance with a great institution.''

Mayor Thomas M. Menino is scheduled to sit down May 22 with Jim Braude, host of NECN’s NewsNight program, as NECN’s first guest from the studio.

The high-definition studio opened in February to provide the latest technology to television production and broadcast journalism classes within the University’s Communication and Journalism Department.

Adds new dimension to educational facility

“We’re proud to partner with such a venerable news organization,” said Suffolk University President David J. Sargent. “Our partnership with NECN adds a whole new dimension to a studio that is already enabling Suffolk students to receive state-of-the-art experience in television studio production.”

The studio is equipped with three high-definition digital cameras, a full lighting grid and a state-of-the-art control room. It features a ticker tape and multiple video screens visible to pedestrians along Tremont Street.


 

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