MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - This week our parent company Raycom Media and Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts' School of Communication and Journalism announced a pioneering partnership to train multimedia student journalists.
Professors from Auburn and Raycom Media professionals from WSFA 12 News and our sister station, WTVM in Columbus, Ga., will work with students in a convergent newsroom to reinforce classroom lessons with live reporting experiences.
This partnership is a win-win-win situation that more and more businesses should seek with area high schools and colleges. Such partnerships, when done right, benefit the businesses by allowing them to identify and help prepare qualified entering employees, students will benefit by getting real world experience and the schools benefit by seeing their curriculums more closely align with what students will face in the workplace.
Common sense would dictate the better we can prepare our students today the better their opportunities to thrive tomorrow.