Department of Journalism

Centre County Report

CCR two shot"Centre County Report"

is produced by students in the capstone broadcast journalism course in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. The award-winning weekly program serves a dual purpose—as a source of news and information for Centre County residents and as a real-time laboratory for Penn State students.

The show appears on Campus Cable on the University Park campus and reaches 530,000 households in 29 Pennsylvania counties because of a partnership with WPSU-TV.

Because the show strives to compete with broadcast news organizations in the region, it serves both purposes well. The show has been named as the nation's best student newscast twice in the past three years, and hosts and segments from the show have been honored with collegiate awards as well as with regional Emmy Awards.

Additionally, the show, as part of its function in CommMedia, produces numerous special shows and segments, and consistently delivers news to its online audience in a timely manner.