Channel 8 News
A weekly newscast from the students of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University Manhattan, KS. This program, live every Wednesday at 10:30, is a product of two classes: Advanced Digital News and Producing Digital News.
From the News Director:
Thank you for checking out Channel 8 News. This newscast serves many purposes. First and foremost, the duty of this newscast is to serve the people within the communities of Manhattan, Kansas and Riley County. We use television as our medium to disseminate information to the residents of these communities. The intention of Channel 8 News is to deliver a fair, ethical and balanced representation of news and events.
A secondary purpose of Channel 8 News is to educate and guide the next generation of journalists. The entire show is produced and created by the students of The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kansas State University. The newscast is shot, edited, written, produced, directed, anchored and reported by K-State students. There are no try-outs. There are no professionals. Every student gets a chance. A chance to find, and pursue, their own personal passion. These students are in my classes. I teach these classes with the help of two very talented graduate teaching assistants, Lindsey Elliott and Aaron Engelman. I believe journalists learn by doing and experiencing. I believe there is no better place to learn those valuable skills than in a real world environment. Thus, Channel 8 News.
These young people who come my way encourage me and inspire me. I consider being the News Director and Instructor for Channel 8 News to be a great responsibility and privilege. I have a responsibility to guide these students to be ethical and credible journalists who can be proud of themselves as the next generation of journalists in a very changing media world. It is a privilege to be around these very enthusiastic young people as they create a new and exciting life for themselves.
Thank you for your time. Please, feel free to contact me with any questions about our program, or if you have any story ideas.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Tom Reust served in the United States Army for over 14 years in a variety of jobs including nuclear, biological, chemical noncommissioned officer and platoon sergeant. Reust has served multiple combat tours, and was stationed overseas for most of his career in the military. Reust continues to work as a journalist for 1350 KMAN, and brings his experiences to bear to help bolster the student learning with real world experience. Now as a graduate student studying international communications Reust hopes to help converging economies build mass communication infrastructures.