C-SPAN Bus stops at Elon University to talk about technologies role in journalism

February 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm 1 comment

By Patrick McCabe

Written February 13, 2009

Time Warner Cable hosted the C-SPAN Bus at Elon University today as a part of it’s “100 days, 100 schools” campaign. This 45-foot bus is a mobile television studio and allows C-SPAN to conduct on site interviews with the look and feel of an in studio production.

Marketing Representative, Jeremy Art led students on tours of the facilities and gave a background on C-SPAN. Created in 1979 by America’s Cable companies as a public service to viewers, C-SPAN now reaches more than 92 million cable and satellite households.

C-SPAN is a unique television network; funded by cable companies, it contains no advertising. This form of funding allows C-SPAN to remain a neutral news force, without ties to one political party or view. “Everyone likes C-SPAN,” said Art told.  “We give everyone the same coverage, no matter their political affiliation or views.”  

The C-SPAN bus is part of the new age of mobile journalism, traveling around the country teaching college a high school students about mobile journalism and what role C-SPAN has in this new age. “All of a sudden things are changing,” said Art.  “C-SPAN is trying to change with it.”

C-SPAN owns two buses, each costing a little over $1 million. The buses travel for eleven months out of the year and have helped cover everything from the Presidential campaign to Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

The bus will travel to University of North Carolina – Greensboro later today and will be offering tours from 1 pm – 3 pm. 


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. andersj  |  February 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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