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Department of Mass Communication

Department of Mass Communication

Student Media

Fast track to on-campus media experiences

You have a voice on campus. Get involved with student media. Work on staff with student publications. These are independent of the department, funded through the Division of Student Life, and governed by the Board of Student Publications. Electronic media, however, are a department function governed by the Student Electronic Media Board.

Join The Johnsonian. Campus weekly newspaper written and edited for students by students. No experience necessary. Sell advertising, report, edit, design pages & graphics or work on the business side.

Write for The Roddey-McMillan Record. It informs the Winthrop community of multicultural & minority activities and concerns and contributes to the cultural diversity of the campus. Published monthly, it also highlights activities and achievements of minority students.

The Anthology, the campus literary magazine, is published once a year. The Anthology welcomes staff from all disciplines. You may submit poetry, essays, fiction, photographs and drawings.

WINR Radio provides valuable experience for students wishing to enter professional radio. The student radio station broadcasts on the campus cable system and on FM 98.3 online from the department studio in Johnson Hall. Volunteers audition for air shifts each semester. It’s managed by a student station manager and a student program director and advised by a faculty station supervisor and a faculty program supervisor. Today’s automated stations no longer have positions in which students can get on-air training, so this is a great way to get needed experience. Contact Professor Haney Howell for more information.

Fall-10-CU-Time-to-Tok-020Winthrop Close-up is another way to get involved. The 15-minute video news magazine is produced weekly. Staff positions are open to all students regardless of major. Students in MCOM 425 and 446 form the foundation staff. This is an excellent way to get experience writing, interviewing, shooting and editing video and to get an audition DVD for that first job interview. Contact Professor Mark Nortz for more information.