Press Release: UCSB Student Journalists Featured on UCTV's "State of Minds" (11/26/2007)

Veteran journalist Jerry Roberts brings professional perspective

LA JOLLA, CA – The hardworking UCSB student journalists behind the independent campus newspaper Daily Nexus, along with publications director Jerry Roberts, are the focal point of the latest installment of “State of Minds,” a half-hour magazine program premiering nationally on Wednesday, December 5 at 9 p.m. on University of California Television (UCTV). A complete list schedule and behind the scenes photos are available at

The “State of Minds” crew visited the Daily Nexus newsroom in early November to find out how these students juggle their busy schedules to create this top-notch daily newspaper with the support of publications director, and former Santa Barbara News-Press editor, Jerry Roberts. The UCSB segment also features a cameo by rapper Chuck D, who recently visited the campus radio station.

Also featured in this installment of “State of Minds” are stories about the “greening” of UC Davis and UC Berkeley, dog genetics from UC San Francisco, and a new traffic safety program from UC’s Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways that allows cars and roads to communicate.           

“State of Minds” is an award-winning, magazine-style program that features segments from all the UC campuses, exploring the many exciting developments, personalities and pursuits that make UC one of the nation's finest research university systems. Broadcast schedules and links to previous installments are available at

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