J-school kicks off semester with new broadcast facility

Ed Krayewski 'o6JRN and Nneka Nwosu '06 JRN in the new Roone Arledge Broadcast Lab.
Broadcast journalism students aspiring to become the next Roone Arledge ’52CC, the late ABC News president who helped create Wide World of Sports, 20/20, and Nightline, now have a training facility at Columbia equal to the task.The Roone Arledge Broadcast Lab, which opened in January, includes an anchor desk, a podium, and a sit-down interview space all designed by ABC News, as well as a digital control room, a newsroom outfitted with 40 edit stations, and an audio recording booth. Every week, students produce an hour-long news program streamed on the J-school’s Web site, at www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwork/nightlynews/.The lab’s professional technicians are also available to help faculty, staff, and students from around Columbia produce their own instructional video or audio materials.