Journalism students tour Mercer, Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting

Gazebo editor Carly Wanna tries out headphones and microphone that GPB reporters use for interviewing.

Fourteen students from Stratford’s journalism program got an up-close look at several media organizations Monday afternoon.

The students visited Mercer’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, the Telegraph newsroom, Georgia Public Broadcasting (WMUM-FM) and WMUB-TV.

Meg Donahue, an editorial assistant with the CCJ, took members of Stratford’s Gazebo and Overlook staffs on the tour. They met with senior editor Oby Brown at the Telegraph and multimedia journalist Grant Blankenship at GPB.

They also were introduced to Brad Bostwick, the director of operations and programming with WMUB, which was busy making preparations to air and produce Monday’s men’s home basketball game between Mercer and UT-Chattanooga on ESPN3.

Telegraph senior editor Oby Brown and CCJ editorial assistant Meg Donahue talk with Stratford journalism students about the newspaper’s reporting operation.
Inside the radio sound booth, GPB multimedia reporter Grant Blankenship answers questions about the programming at WMUM-FM (89.7) and NPR.