KOMU TV-8 is the only university-owned commercial television station and major network affiliate in the United States that uses its newsroom as a working lab for students. It reaches 40,000 homes in 15 mid-Missouri counties. KOMU is affiliated with both NBC and CNN.
Recognized throughout the journalism profession as the premiere training ground for television reporters and producers, KOMU’s newsroom creates a real-life lab experience for students attending the Missouri School of Journalism.
The news station also works to bring mid-Missouri the best news coverage and has received numerous awards for its on-air news coverage. Journalism students working at KOMU use state-of-the-art equipment, a new all-digital control room and multiple live-remote mobile units. KOMU has restructured its Internet presence with video stream of local news stories.