Fresno State Focus will host the fourth annual Global News Relay on Wednesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The student-run newscast will feature an interactive six-hour production with 17 universities around the world.

This year’s theme is “Solutions Journalism” – ways in which journalists can not only report on significant issues, but help make a change in their communities.

Tristan Lewis from Clovis and Mary Kate Paquette from Bakersfield will co-host the live news relay, along with Juan Avila from Porterville, Courtney Rodgers from Clovis, Edmer Archila from Mendota and Elsa Mejia from Madera.

Students from the Fresno State Focus newscast will also contribute stories and interviews throughout the day.

Jerry Gomez of Hanford will interview Chris Fiorentino, director of the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, about service-learning and community service opportunities in the Central Valley.

The newscast will also include live interactions between student journalists in other countries, including newscasts from India, England and Japan.

The show will air live on CMAC.

The Global News Relay was founded in 2014. Fresno State first participated in the event in April 2015 when it was hosted by the University of Salford in Manchester, England.