WEEK OF: April 20, 2015

Welcome to Student Media!
Student Media is the voice of Mason's student body and publishes exclusive content in print, online, and over the air through our student-run newspaper, television, and radio platforms.

What's Happening This Week?

Denim Day
April 22 @ 12PM - JC Atrium
Denim Day is part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Show your support by wearing denim as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
For more information

VIctim's Rights Run and Walk
April 23 @ 12PM - Mason Pond
Proceeds benefit victim's rights charities!
Register online:

Mason Day (50th Anniversary!)
April 24th @ 2PM - Lot L
George Mason University's longest standing tradition. This year Mason Day will be having its 50th anniversary. For more information

REMINDER: There will be a pre-event training for all volunteers assisting on behalf of Student Media Friday, April 24 @ 11AM for more information contact Lindsay Kroboth, Communication Team Leader.

George Mason Review Release Party
April 30th @ 6PM - Hub 1014
GMR will be recognizing outstanding staff members, professors, and student contributors who were selected for publication. Enjoy light refreshments and pick up a copy of the journal!

WGMU DAY (Celebrating 35 Years!)

May 1st @ 12PM - Student Media Office
WGMU will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with music, giveaways, and prizes. Join staff and volunteers for BBQ catering, an anniversary cake, and free WGMU gear. Also, hunt through 100s of CDs and take home your favorites!

MCN Live Streams

• Baseball
  April 23th @ 3:00PM - Spuhler Field
  April 24th @ 3:00PM - Sphuler Field
  April 25th @ 3:00PM - Spuhler Field
• Lacrosse
April 24th @ 4:00PM - George Mason Stadium

• Volleyball
  April 25th @ 7:00PM - RAC


Content Spotlight
WGMU Radio

WGMU Radio Streams 24/7 on

Last week, WGMU was featured on the 9:30 Club's blog, Half Past. Check out the post below!
"Good music, animated conversation, and ticket giveaways.
What more could you ask for? Thank you, WGMU, thank you.
Read the 9:30 Club's WGMU Blog Post

Staff Reminders
• TIME SHEETS:  Fill out time sheet daily if you are a hourly employee.

• OFFICE HOURS:  If you are a RA employee you must attend all scheduled office hours unless an emergency occurs and you let us know in advance of your shift.

• EVENT STAFFING:  Office policy states that all staff members are required to work events that occur during their office hours. Basically, everyone should be doing their part to help represent Student Media at community events. Sign up here:

Student Recognition Awards
Student Media is constantly thinking of new ways to showcase the talented and hard working students that work in our office. As a result, we are implementing a Student Recognition Award Program. All paid student staff, volunteers, submitters, co-curricular students, and interns have the ability to nominate peers, team members and superiors in the categories of Best Creative Content, Leader in Action, Outstanding Student of the Month, and Student Media Spirit.

March winners will be announced soon!
April Nominations are now Open!

Staff Opportunities
NAHJ Newsroom Immersion Experience
Reminder: Application Deadline is April 30
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Student Project is offering an opportunity for twelve students to participate in an intensive, week-long submersion in a newsroom experience during NAHJ's national conference. Students will work as reporters, photographers, producers, writers, and multimedia journalists to provide coverage of the convention and other news concerning the Latino community in English and Spanish.

Click the link below to apply
NAHJ Student Project Application

Special Recognition
Robert Horan will be returning as the General Manager of MCN for the 2015-2016 school year.

Raquel DeSouza was offered an editorial internship with Northern Virginia Magazine.

Kala J West will be a junior faculty adviser at Washington Journalism Media Conference this summer.

Rodger Smith attended the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) Career Day at James Madison University Friday, April 17. Professor Smith, the WGMU Advisor and JMU Class of ’86 alumnus, advised SMAD students on resumes and journalism careers.

Leslie Steiger was accepted to Mason in the College of Science Master's Program in Forensic Science for the fall 2015 semester!
Congratulations to all!

Tips & Tricks

Students who attended the recent Digital Storytelling Summit in DC share what they learned with the rest of the Student Media staff. Expect a new tip each week.

This week's tip comes from Fourth Estate's Hau Chu:

"[One] piece of advice that stuck with me came from The Washington Post's digital managing editor.
He talked about having your job/internship application stand out by diversifying
your skills with coding, video editing, etc."

"Produce as much varied content as you can because the odds that out of all the applicants you have the absolute best single piece of content is slim. So market yourself as versatile."
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel