WEEK OF: April 28, 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?

George Mason Review Release Party
April 30th @ 6PM - The 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!

Celebrating 35 Years!

May 1st @ 12 - 4 PM - 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!
Stop by anytime between 12pm and 4pm!

May 3rd @ 10:30AM - Harris Theatre
The theme this year: Gathering STEAM will explore the intersections between the arts and sciences happening here at George Mason and around the country. MCN will be live streaming the event online:

MCN Live Streams
• Baseball
  April 28th @ 3:00PM - Spuhler Field
  May 1st @ 3:00PM - Spuhler Field
  May 2nd @ 2:00PM - Spuhler Field


Content Spotlight

The George Mason Review

The George Mason Review publishes diverse undergraduate works from across the curriculum and seeks to highlight scholarship that demonstrates creativity and critical thought.

Last week, GMR was featured on the The Writing Classroom's blog in a post that focused on a writer's first-hand experience about being published for an audience beyond the classroom. 

Check out the post below!
Read the blog post about GMR!

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.
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

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 GMView Yearbook's Ana CM Silva:

"The API Summit was filled with impressive leaders in journalism, each specializing in various aspects [of the field]. My favorite presentation was from Peter Bale, former VP of the CNN International Digital and current CEO of the Center for Public Integrity."

"Bale spoke about the importance of communication and listening skills within journalism, as well as more learned skills such as digital literacy, poly-lingual skills, and coding experience. His enthusiasm and wide range of experience from the corporate and non-profit sectors helped [to highlight] the principle talents required of journalists."

Mason Day Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped represent Student Media at Mason Day last Friday!

Student Media's table was a popular attraction, with long lines of students waiting to take our survey and spin the prize wheel for nearly four hours. In the end, we got over 300 iPad survey responses!

Our new t-shirts were also popular, with several students stopping by just to pick one up after seeing the design on social media. Even musical guest Jesse McCartney requested that we send him a Student Media t-shirt after being interviewed by Fourth Estate reporters who were sporting the new threads.

Finally, a big round of applause for MCN's Robert Horan, who was in charge of the university's official Twitter account last week. Robert did an excellent job of marking the 50th anniversary of Mason Day with retrospective posts that featured fascinating articles and photos from the Broadside, Gunston Ledger, and yearbook archives. Not only did Robert spend a lot of his own time mining the archives for quality content, he generously made sure that a variety of Student Media groups and projects benefited from his ability to reach the entire Mason community.

Next time you see Robert, please thank him for his vision, dedication, and service to the office.


Student Media T-Shirts

If you haven't picked up your new Student Media t-shirt, please see Jason. All sizes still available!

Here is what this year's shirts look like:
Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel