Students from 22 universities from around the globe are teaming up for the fifth edition of the Global News Relay, with each university producing a 15-minute news segment to be broadcast live on Monday, April 23 from 11am to 6pm BST.
The Relay is hosted by Fresno State’s student-run TV news magazine called Fresno State Focus and will be broadcast live on CMAC.
Fresno student journalists will co-anchor the broadcast together with students from the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, India and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Each 15-minute news segment will be followed by a live talk-back with the students who produced it.
The theme of this year’s Relay is "Shelter," with stories taking a look at issues including homelessness, immigration, the housing crisis, urban renewal, and animal habitats.
The overarching topic came out of discussions between Fresno staff, who settled on three key subjects they wanted to tackle as part of the Relay: immigration, the refugee crisis, and climate change.