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Maryland Newsline brings UMTV viewers the latest news and public affairs from around the state. Airing Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Maryland Newsline avoids the local crime blotter, choosing instead to cover top issues facing the state and nation. Reporters working from our Annapolis bureau keep a close eye on state politics and the lawmakers who help shape Maryland’s future. Those assigned to Capitol Hill monitor national newsmakers.
Maryland Newsline is produced, reported and anchored by student staff members of Capital News Service Television. CNS-TV offers Philip Merrill College of Journalism students at the University of Maryland the opportunity to cover news where it matters most: Washington, D.C. It is commonplace for students to interview U.S. senators, the governor of Maryland or attend a presidential appearance.
In September 2003, Maryland Newsline was named the nation's best college-produced daily newscast by the Society of Professional Journalists for the second straight year.
CNS-TV students make a full-time commitment to Maryland Newsline. Staff members put in 40-hour work weeks, producing "day-of-air" pieces on the latest news. Environmental issues may take a beat reporter to the Chesapeake Bay or Maryland's Eastern Shore. A criminal justice beat reporter may be riding with the Maryland State Police one day, then taking a camera inside a prison the next. Maryland Newsline doesn't shy away from breaking news, either. CNS-TV crew members responded to Washington and the Pentagon following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Other stories covered in 2001 include the presidential inauguration, the NCAA Final Four in Minneapolis, deadly tornadoes in Prince George's County and the Washington-area sniper.
To put the news product on the air, Maryland Newsline staff members rely on the latest equipment and technology, the same you'd find in a professional newsroom. Producers, anchors and reporters write their copy and monitor news wires using Associated Press' ENPS news computer system. AP news management systems are the most popular in the world, giving students experience on the same system they will likely find when entering the professional ranks. Associated Press software is used by ABC, ESPN, BBC and more than 200 local newsrooms. In the field, CNS-TV crews use Panasonic DVCPro digital cameras. They'll find DVCPro edit systems when returning to the UMTV newsroom. Our Annapolis bureau is also equipped with DVCPro editing suites and interfaces in "real-time" with the College Park newsroom using ENPS.
To view past newscasts, check out Maryland Newsline’s television archives on our Web site, newsline.umd.edu.