Track athletes from across the country are arriving in Marion, Indiana for the NAIA National Track and Field Championships and the coverage team from WIWU-TV is also gearing up for 3 days of exciting action. The Indiana Wesleyan University television station is presenting online coverage for the third year in a row, in partnership with students from the Convergent Journalism program in the IWU Division of Communication & Theatre.
The focus of this year’s coverage is online information and stories from the national event. For the past two years, the television station put most of its effort into live broadcasts, but will not be able to provide those online streams because of equipment and weather-related issues at the track arena. “This year, we’ll put stories, photos and video highlights online, and make our website a sort of one-stop information stop for the NAIA nationals,” said Randall E. King, IWU Director of Broadcast Media.
IWU Students and recent Journalism graduates from the award-winning newspaper, The Sojourn, will update results, photos, videos and provide full stories of each major event at a special website, IWUNaia.com. “We hope this website will be the ESPN.com of the NAIA event and we have a great team of journalists on staff,” said King.