Monday-Thursday @ 5pm on WSIU TV • Fall and Spring
More than 100 students from various academic programs on campus come together each semester to produce River Region Evening Edition, a live,
half-hour newscast aired on WSIU TV. The program, now its its 46th year
of airing on WSIU TV, is staffed entirely by volunteer
student broadcasters and journalists.
Seen in more than 300,000 households across Southern Illinois and parts of Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the Evening Edition is designed with two purposes. First, it is a full-service newscast focusing on the news and feature stories about the people and places of southern Illinois. Second, it gives students the opportunity to work in a genuine news environment with real deadline pressure.
The Evening Edition is a partnership program. Faculty and staff from within The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts work together to guide the students' newsroom experience, often in concert with their class work in the Department of Radio-Television. This allows students to learn much-needed skills blended with their academic studies.