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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:11pm

The GPB/GSU Partnership: Expanding Real World Education

Our partnership with Georgia State University helps Georgia State students open the door to their future. Now, internships in a professional media operation will be available to provide practical on the job experience that matters to potential employers.

Each year, interns play a vital role throughout GPB’s operations working alongside professionals in areas including television production, news, new media and beyond. Whether you’re part of a television production crew for live broadcasts of the GHSA Football Championships, honing your journalism skills with some of the state’s most respected reporters, or learning how to produce digital content for, students interested in working in the media industry have multiple opportunities at GPB. Our interns also learn about media management operations, including content development and marketing by helping to craft promotional campaigns for GPB Original productions like “Georgia Traveler” and “Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel.”

As part of the recently announced educational partnership, we look forward to welcoming Georgia State students to GPB’s internship program. Communications students will continue to have a diverse experience that offers the opportunity to produce radio programming for 88.5 that will be broadcast digitally 24 hours 7 days a week. GPB plans to provide a permanent link to the stream on our website, From 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. student-produced programming will still be available over the air on 88.5. In addition, students will also produce a 30-minute music program that will air as part of GPB’s new programming schedule from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m. on 88.5. And, Georgia State students will have unprecedented access to our television studios culminating in the student programming of the GPB statewide Knowledge channel between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily (including the primetime hours of 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.).

This partnership provides another way for GPB to fulfill its educational mission.