Education

Jambar TV Debuts Friday on YouTube

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Jambar, the student-run newspaper of Youngstown State University, is launching its own video news program this week.

Jambar TV debuts Friday at noon at YouTube.com/jambarvideo. A launch party hosted by the Office of Student Media will be held outside Kilcawley Center at the fountain where attendees can view the first newscast on televisions set up in the space. Members of the inaugural news team and local TV personalities who are YSU alumni will attend the event that’s free and open to the public.

“We’re excited to provide a flagship news show that complements the coverage provided by the student newspaper,” said Mary Beth Earnheardt, adviser of The Jambar and director of the Anderson Program in Journalism at YSU. “Jambar TV is a collaborative project that will provide our students with even more choices for accessing reporting about campus.”

The same editorial staff that publishes The Jambar and thejambar.com will produce Jambar TV.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, our program and our community,” said Amy Crawford, electronic media adviser. “With Jambar TV, we will be able to tell stories in innovative ways, while giving our students hands-on experience with multimedia journalism.”

Pictured: YSU students Amanda Joerndt and Rachel Gobep, members of the Jambar TV news team.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.