Mass Communication

Student Media

Express. Promote. Tell the story.

Students have a voice on campus. Get involved with student media. Work on staff with student publications. Independent of the Department and funded through the Division of Student Life, publications are governed by the Board of Student Publications. Whereas electronic media is a Department function governed by the Student Electronic Media Board.

Close Up Studio

The Anthology

Published once a year, Winthrop University's arts and literary magazine welcomes submissions from all disciplines: poetry, prose, drama, fine art, graphic design, ceramics, photography, and more!
Faculty Adviser: Jason Tselentis, associate professor

The Johnsonian

Heralded the 2016 Top-Pick for Excellence by the South Carolina Press Association, Winthrop University's award winning weekly campus newspaper tackles social and political issues and delivers editorial expertise. It is written and edited for students by students, however, no experience is necessary. Sell advertising, report, edit, design pages & graphics or work on the business side. You can find the Johnsonian on their website MyTJnow.
Faculty Adviser: Guy Reel, professor

Roddey-McMillan Record

Delivered monthly, this multicultural student publication serves as a voice of the minority population. Writers promote cultural diversity by informing the Winthrop community of multicultural and minority achievements, happenings, issues, and concerns. The RMR staff maintains social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Faculty Adviser: Nathaniel Frederick, associate professor

WINR Eagle Air Radio

Students aspiring to enter professional radio can receive valuable hands-on experience in the department studio as a host or announcer and students can serve on the executive staff as station manager, program director or music director. Auditions for air shifts take place on a semester basis and provide opportunities to host a program on the streaming campus station. The station stream can be found on the Tune-In website and app by searching for "Eagle Air." students are advised by a faculty station supervisor and a faculty program supervisor. You can find out more about the station here.
Faculty Advisers:
Joseph Kasko, assistant professor & Mark Nortz, senior instructor

Winthrop Close Up

Gain experience on a weekly basis writing, interviewing, shooting, and editing video to produce Winthrop's 15-minute video news magazine, or interview DVDs for student auditions. Students in MCOM 425 and 446 form the foundation staff, but staff positions are open to all students regardless of major. Close Up students maintain a website here.
Faculty Advisers: Mark Nortz, senior instructor & Aimee Meader, associate professor

Palmetto Report

The Palmetto Report is a multimedia news and public affairs platform that features content produced by students in the Mass Communication Department at Winthrop University. Students in MCOM 330 (convergent journalism) produce multimedia most of the stories, which include photos, audio reports, podcasts and video. Students in MCOM 226 (multimedia storytelling and production) and MCOM 311 (digital culture and society) also produce content for the site.

Faculty Adviser: Joseph Kasko, assistant professor

Winthrop Association of Black Journalists

Founded in 2009, the Winthrop University Association of Black Journalists (WUABJ) is dedicated to providing students seeking careers in media with exceptional networking opportunities. The group is the first collegiate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists in South Carolina. In 2019, WUABJ was named the Association of Black Journalists student chapter of the year. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Faculty Adviser: Nathaniel Frederick, associate professor