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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
Auburn University's School Communication and Journalism, along with Raycom Media, have announced a pioneering partnership to train multimedia student journalists while bringing our viewers the best news coverage from all over East Alabama. 

This week, WTVM began broadcasting from our new East Alabama Bureau in Auburn. Friday afternoon, Raycom Media was officially welcomed to Auburn's campus with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, ushering in a new era of communication and journalism study at Auburn University. 

"It brings relevance, real relevance into what we do," said Dr. Jay Gogue, Auburn University President. "For our students to be able to work with a real professional that is in this business is critical to the future of media relations."
     
"Those students will be afforded opportunities to work in any of our television stations," said Paul McTear, President and CEO of Raycom Media. "We produce about 1,200 hours of live news each week, so there are plenty of opportunities across the state, not only in Columbus, Georgia. We go as far north as Cleveland, Ohio, to as far west as Honolulu, Hawaii."

The new East Alabama Bureau on Auburn University's campus is unique and cutting edge, because the news desk sits in the middle of a classroom.

"It is just so great Auburn University is giving us this opportunity," said Eva Wohiren, a senior in Journalism. 

This spring, students will work side by side with Auburn faculty and Raycom reporters. Students will learn the importance of journalistic integrity,  how to report fair and accurate news stories under tight deadlines, while fine-tuning writing and on-air skills. 
  
Raycom Media is investing $350,000.00 into the project, which includes providing the latest in high tech equipment for students to learn on and use to gather news. 

"We have 15 or 19 more cameras, more reporters, more storytelling, more news content coming out of the Auburn Opelika market and specifically Auburn University," McTear explained. 

Racyom's goal is to provide even better  news coverage for this region, while training the nation's top multi-media journalists. 

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