John Moores University in Liverpool has become the first university in the UK to be installed with the same industry-standard broadcasting software used by professional newsrooms such as the BBC, writes Sarah Lagan.
Thanks to donations from Merseyside philanthropist Aldham Robarts and independent producer and chairman of Mersey Television, Phil Redmond, each year around 120 broadcast journalism students will be able to learn how news makes it around the world and on to our screens.
The new Electronic News Production Service allows journalists access to text, audio and video from all over the world at any time.
ENPS is used by 500 newsrooms in 42 countries, including the BBC, which it has used to manage its worldwide newsroom operations since 1997. JMU’s head of journalism Chris Frost said: “This puts us at the cutting edge of broadcast news technology.”