CNN NEWSOURCE

IN THE CLASSROOM

CNN is the world’s foremost news gathering network and it is watched daily in millions of homes, offices, schools and government agencies around the globe. CNN Newsource is the nation’s premier news service, licensed to local news providers throughout the world, so they might utilize news material gathered by CNN to enhance their own newscasts.

CNN Newsource donates the use of this material through CNN Newsource in the Classroom. It’s our way of assisting the efforts of colleges, universities and secondary schools that are training the world’s future journalism professionals. What better way to help train tomorrow’s journalists than by providing them with access to the same material that is being used by hundreds of local news-producing television stations around the United States and Canada. Schools can add the element of realism to their classrooms by using CNN material in student-produced newscasts that air on campus cable access channels and on other non-commercial stations.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR BITCENTRAL OASIS

By  having such a valuable resource at your fingertips, students can learn to:
  • produce newscasts
  • write stories to today’s video
  • produce packages using vo/nat sound elements
  • edit packages with reporter tracks
  • localize national and international stories
  • handle wire copy and use valuable script and rundown information
  • practice editorial skills
  • develop and sharpen tape production skills

This hands-on experience is invaluable to journalism students who are looking to obtain positions in local television news, thanks in part to the newsroom skills they acquired while using CNN Newsource in the Classroom

CNN Newsource Video & Scripts

The CNN Newsource material covers a multitude of national and international news stories provided by CNN bureaus and our affiliates around the world. Along with national and international news, topics covered include medical, sports, business, science, technology and entertainment. The video may be in package, voice over, natural sound, sound on tape, raw or other formats. In addition to the video portion, CNN Newsource provides scripts that correspond to each piece of video. Scripts & video are located on the Internet at http://newsource.cnn.com. A username and password will be issued once you have become a licensed Newsource in the Classroom affiliate. If you are an affiliate but do not know your username or password, please contact Sandra Turner at 404-827-3885 or via e-mail at sandra.turner@turner.com.

Accessing Newsource Content Using Bitcentral Oasis Delivery System

Users may access Newsource content via an Internet browser from any appropriately networked desktop or laptop computer. Although there are no specific requirements for computer hardware or connection speed to access Newsource content, the faster the local computer and its connection to the Internet, the better the service will perform.

SUPPORTED INTERNET BROWSERS

The following Internet browsers are supported: IE 7+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+
Network Configuration Information

Access to Newsource content and transfers of that content to the local computer occur over specific ports using TCP or UDP protocols. The following ports must be open both in and outbound. This may require modification of your local firewall settings.

CNN-newsroom
The following ports will be used for access and delivery of content:

TCP: 80 – Web Access TCP: 443 – Secure Web Access TCP: 49221 – File Transfer TCP: 49221-49332 – File Transfer The local computers will be accessing and/or being accessed on the above listed ports from the following ranges of IP addresses.

  • 69.16.154.10 through 69.15.154.30
  • 157.166.165.112 through 157.166.165.118
  • 157.166.167.129
  • 209.197.22.10 through 209.197.22.30

If you need assistance accessing Newsource content, please contact Bitcentral at 1-800-272-4004 or support@bitcentral.com.

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BICENTRAL OASIS

Bitcentral Oasis is CNN Newsource\’s video delivery system. Your school will be able to access content through the password protected Newsource website.

Here are just a few of the benefits of Bitcentral:

  • Access to view and download a wider range of CNN content. No longer constrained by set feed windows, you\’ll be able to download almost everything in our distribution system.
  • Proxy-editing feature allows you to download only what you need, when you need it.
  • Web-based interface provides multiple access points.

To download video, you or your IT staff may need to make a couple of configuration settings. A \”Technical Information & Download Guide\” will be provided to assist you in accessing video via Bitcentral. If you have any setup questions, you can contact Bitcentral Support at 1-800-272-4004 or support@bitcentral.com.

BECOMING A CNN IN THE CLASSROOM NEWSOURCE AFFILIATE

If you are interested in pursuing an affiliation with CNN Newsource, please follow the instructions below:
  • Complete the Application Form.
  • Complete and sign the License Agreement.
  • Email or fax the Application Form and License Agreement to contact details.
  • Wait to receive an executed copy of the License Agreement and “Welcome Letter” with your username and password to access the Newsource website.
  • Download video via Bitcentral’s interface through the Newsource website.
  • Begin using CNN Newsource video for your school’s student produced newscasts!

CONTACT

Sandra Turner Sr. Affiliate Relations Administrator CNN Newsource Phone: (404) 827-3885 Fax:     (404) 827-2373 e-mail: sandra.turner@turner.com

Affiliates

Alabama
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL
University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL

 

Arizona
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Arkansas
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR
Harding University
Searcy, AR
John Brown University
Siloam, AR
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock , AR
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR

 

California
Biola University
La Mirada, CA
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA
California State University – Fresno
Fresno, CA
California State University – Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
California State University – Northridge
Northridge, CA
Golden West College
Huntington, CA
Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
Mount San Antonio College
Walnut, CA
Palomar College
San Marcos , CA
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego , CA
Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA
San Diego City College
San Diego , CA
San Francisco State University
San Francisco , CA
Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

 

Canada
Assinboine Community College
Brandon, Manitoba
Sheridan College
Oakville, Ontario

 

Colorado
Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, CO
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO

 

Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
Norwalk Community College
Norwalk, CT
Quinnipiac College
Hamden, CT
University of Hartford
Hartford, CT

 

Delaware
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

 

District of Columbia
American University
Washington, DC

 

Florida
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

 

Georgia
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA

 

Idaho
Brigham Young University, Idaho
Rexburg, ID

 

Illinois
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, IL
Columbia College
Chicago, IL
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Quincy University
Quincy, IL
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL
Wabash Valley College
Carmel, IL
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

 

Indiana
Anderson University
Anderson, IN
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Butler University
Indianapolis, IN
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
St. Joseph\’s College
Rensselaer, IN
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, IN
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN

 

Iowa
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA

 

Kansas
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

 

Kentucky
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

 

Louisiana
Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier City, LA
Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA
Southern University
Baton Rouge, LA
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

 

Maine
New England School of Communication
Bangor, ME
St. Joseph\’s College
Standish, ME

 

Maryland
Salisbury State University
Salisbury, MD
Towson University
Towson, MD
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

 

Massachusetts
Boston University
Boston, MA
Curry College
Milton, MA
Emerson College
Boston, MA

 

Michigan
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MII

 

Minnesota
Bemidji State University
Bemidji, MN
Bethany Lutheran College
Mankato, MN
Northwestern College
St. Paul, MN
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN

 

Mississippi
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
Rust College
Holly Springs, MS

 

Missouri
Evangel University
Springfield, MO
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO

 

Montana
University of Montana
Missoula, MT

 

Nebraska
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
University of the Ozarks
Omaha, NE

 

Nevada

 

New Jersey
Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ
Mercer County Community College
Trenton, NJ
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
William Paterson College
Wayne, NJ

 

New Mexico
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

 

New York
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
City University of New York
New York, NY
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Manhattan College
Bronx, NY
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Morrisville State College
Morrisville, NY
New York University
New York, NY
Plattsburgh State University
Plattsburgh, NY
Purchase College
Purchase, NY
St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, NY
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Utica College
Utica, NY

 

North Carolina
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Elon University
Elon, NC
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke, NC

 

North Dakota
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

 

Ohio
Ashland University
Ashland, OH
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, OH
Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Miami University at Oxford
Oxford, OH
Mount Union College
Alliance, OH
Muskingum College
New Concord, OH
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
Ohio University
Athens, OH
University of Akron
Akron, OH

 

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

 

Pennsylvania
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA
Conrad Weiser High School
Robesonia, PA
DeSales University
Center Valley, PA
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA
Luzerne County Community College
Nanticoke, PA
Marywood College
Scranton, PA
Millersville University
Millersville, PA
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Robert Morris College
Moon Township, PA
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Waynesburg College
Waynesburg, PA
York College
York, PA

 

South Carolina
Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC
Lander University
Greenwood, SC
North Greenville College
Tigerville, SC
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

 

South Dakota
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD

 

Tennessee
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Milligan College
Milligan College, TN
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee – Martin
Martin, TN

 

Texas
Lamar University
Beaumont, TX
San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX
South Plains College
Levelland, TX
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX
Tarrant County College
Hurst, TX
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

 

Utah
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT
Utah Valley State College
Orem, UT

 

Vermont
Lyndon State College
Lyndonville, VT
Norwich University
Northfield, VT

 

Virginia
Hampton University
Hampton, VA
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
Radford University
Radford, VA
Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

 

Washington
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

 

Wisconsin
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WA
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Whitewater, WI

Primary, Middle & Secondary Schools

Alabama
Brighton Middle School
Brighton, AL
Carroll High School
Ozark, AL
Mobile Christian School
Mobile, AL
Tuscaloosa Center for Technology
Tuscaloosa, AL
Arizona
Arcadia High School
Phoenix , AZ
Verrado High School
Buckeye, AZ

 

California
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
Santa Barbara, CA
Carlsbad High School
Carlsbad, CA
Palo Alto High School
Palo Alto, CA
San Luis Obispo High School
San Luis Obispo, CA
Florida
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
Miami, FL
Countryside High School
Clearwater, FL
Flagler Palm Coast High School
Palm Coast, Fl
Ocoee High School
Ocoee, FL
Vanguard High School
Ocala , FL

 

Georgia
Effingham County High School
Springfield, GA
Illinois
Glenbrook North High School
Northbrook, IL
Hawthorne High School
Hawthorne , NJ
Riverside Brookfield High School
Riverside, IL
South Elgin High School
South Elgin, IL

 

Indiana
Breman High School
Midlothian, IN
Sarah Scott Middle School
Terre Haute, IN

 

Kentucky
Saint Xavier High School
Louisville, KY
Trinity High School
Louisville, KY
Louisiana
Riverdale High School
Jefferson, LA
St. Charles Parish Public Schools
Luling, LA

 

Massachusetts
Lowell High School
Lowell, MA

 

Missouri
Chaminade College Preparatory School
St. Louis, MO
Nebraska
Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School
Omaha, NE
New Hampshire
Keene High Schoool
Keene, NH
Winnacunnet High School
Hampton, NH
New Jersey
Arthur L. Johnson High School
Clark, NJ
Hawthorne High School
Hawthorne, NJ
Perth Amboy High School
Perth Amboy, NJ
Toms River High School East
Toms River, NJ
Voorhees High School
Glen Gardner, NJ

 

New York
Harrison High School
Harrison, NY
Harry S. Truman High School
Bronx, NY
Roosevelt High School
Yonkers, NY

 

Ohio
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Smithville, OH
Pennsylvania
Cedar Crest High School
Lebanon, PA
Conestoga Valley High School
Lancaster, PA
Dallastown Area High School
Dallastown, PA
Donegal High School
Mount Joy, PA
Fox Chapel Area School
Pittsburgh, PA
Greater Latrobe Senior High School
Latrobe, PA
Hazelton Area Career Center
Hazelton, PA
Hempfield High School
Landisville, PA
York Suburban High School
York, PA

 

Tennessee
Anderson County Career & Technical Center
Clinton, TN
Bradley Central High School
Cleveland, TN
Cleveland High School
Cleveland, TN
Germantown High School
Germantown, TN
Kenwood High School
Clarksville, TN
Memphis City Schools Telecomm. Center
Memphis, TN
Mt. Juliet High School
Mt. Juliet, TN
Soddy Daisy High School
Soddy Daisy, TN
Wilson Central High School
Lebanon, TN

 

Texas
Duncanville High School
Duncanville, TX
Fort Worth Independent School District
Ft. Worth, TX
Lubbock Independent School District
Lubbock, TX
McAllen High School
McAllen, TX
Northwest High School
Justin, TX

 

Vermont
Burr & Burton Academy
Manchester, VT

FAQ's

1. Do I have to pay for the CNN Newsource material? No. The use of Newsource material is free for qualifying schools.

2. What type of equipment is needed? No equipment is needed. The Newsource content is accessed through the Newsource website and Bitcentral Oasis. 3. What is Bitcentral Oasis? An IP-based content delivery system. 4. What problems could I have trying to download Bitcentral? You may have bandwidth or firewall issues. Please contact Bitcentral support 1-800-272-4004 or support@bitcentral.com

5. How do I access CNN Newsource content? You can view the content on the Newsource website (http://newsource.cnn.com) through the Bitcentral link. The website is password protected. A valid login is assigned once a school has become a licensed Newsource in the Classroom affiliate.

6. I\’ve lost my username or password for the website. What do I do? Please contact Sandra Turner at (404) 827-3885 or via e-mail at sandra.turner@turner.com. 7. Can we use CNN Newsource material in student-produced newscasts for the web or radio? No. The use of CNN Newsource material is strictly for commercial-free, student-produced television newscasts. The Newsource content is NOT for use on the web or radio. CNN Newsource material should not be distributed, exhibited or used through any means other than what has been outlined in the License Agreement. Illegal use of the Newsource content my result in deactivation of the school’s login and the end of the school’s affiliation with CNN Newsource in the Classroom. 8. Can we air student-produced newscasts containing CNN Newsource material on a commercial channel? No. Any use of the CNN Newsource material in a student-produced newscast must be broadcast on campus or some basic, non-commercial channel. 9. Can we request Live Shots or material from Newsource By Request?No. These services are not currently available to Newsource in the Classroom affiliates.