University of Southern Mississippi students, from left, Adam Weinacker of Mobile, Ala.; DeAnna Kleitz-Singleton of Biloxi, Miss.; and Dylan Harris of Hickory, Miss. visit outside of the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) Civic Bus Wednesday on the Hattiesburg campus with Tamara Robinson, marketing representative for C-SPAN. Robinson discussed media literacy, educational resources available through C-SPAN and internship opportunities at the network for students.
According to the network, C-SPAN launched its Civics Bus program in 1993 as a way to bring the world of public affairs into schools and communities nationwide. Working with cable television partners across the nation, C-SPANís buses have visited students, teachers, and citizens in all 50 states to discuss media, public affairs and C-SPAN's programming and free educational resources. The buses are mobile multi-media demonstration centers equipped with TV production units that can be used as studios during live programs, such as C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Students, authors, journalists, and national leaders have been interviewed aboard the buses.
For more information about the C-SPAN Civics Bus, online visit www.c-span.org/schoolbus/about.asp. (Southern Miss photo by David Tisdale)
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