"I got a rock." — Charlie Brown, while trick or treating
October 31, 2016: Happy Halloween!

What's Happening This Week?
MCN Costume Contest
TODAY from 12 - 5PM
JC Kiosk G

SPJ & MCN Broadcast Workshop
Tuesday, November 1st @ 5PM
The Hub 1012

Volition Submission Deadline
Tuesday, November 1st @ Midnight
Submit your poetry, prose, photography, visual art, and short screenplays to be published in Mason's official undergraduate literary and arts journal!

Senior Portraits
November 1st - November 3rd
JC Atrium (Inside the Grad Fair!)

Reserve your appointment now: (enter school code 700). A $10 sitting fee is required.
Staff Appreciation Night
November 3rd @ 8:00PM
Corner Pocket (The Hub)

All Student Media staff, contributors, and volunteers are invited to a night of fun, food, and camaraderie. Enjoy FREE food from Wing Zone and unlimited game play in the Corner Pocket as we say "Thank You!" for your hard work and dedication to our office.

National College Radio Day
Friday, November 4th

MCN Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Men's Soccer vs. Davidson
   Saturday, November 5th @ 7:00PM


Bulletin Board
Attention 2016-2017 Grads:
Senior Portraits Start Tomorrow!
Reserve your appointment today:
Enter School Code 700. A $10 sitting fee is required.

In Case You Missed It
Halloween Cookie Decorating Contest
GOLD Medal Winner
Mary Jane DeCarlo, PR & Design Team
SILVER Medal Winner
Emmett Smith, Distribution
BRONZE Medal Winner
Sasha Toophanie, WGMU Radio
Honorable Mention
Jessica Smith, Communication Team
Honorable Mention
Caroline Cho, Volition
Honorable Mention
Gia Primerano, Volition
Mary Jane DeCarlo, PR & Design Team
Christopher Campos-Perez, Communication Team
Sydney Canno, SPJ
Salvatore Pitino, Communication Team
Fareeha Rehman, SPJ
Kelly Foster, The George Mason Review
Media Law Training Session
On Friday, October 28th, Student Media hosted a media law training session for all paid staff, volunteers, and contributors. We were also honored to be joined by Dean of Students, Juliet Blank-Godlove.

A big thank you to attorney Adam Goldstein (pictured above) of the the Student Press Law Center for making the trip to Mason and facilitating the training.

Topics covered during the session include copyright, libel, fair use, defamation, case studies, landmark legal decisions, and more. To learn more about the basics of copyright law, visit

The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student First Amendment rights, for freedom of online speech, and for open government on campus. The SPLC provides information, training and legal assistance at no charge to student journalists and the educators who work with them.
Window of Opportunity
Part Time Student Photographer - Creative Services:

Mason Creative Services is looking for a motivated student photographer to work on campus with a creative team of designers, photographers, and writers. Build your portfolio, gain real-world experience, learn about studio lighting, and develop your skills by working closely with professional photographers. Check out: for samples. This position involves 10-15 hours/week, Monday-Friday, and offers flexible hours to coordinate with your academic schedule. Occasional weekends and after hours (after 5 PM) work is required, particularly for special events.

Apply through HireMason, the Student Photographer posting ID is: 133958.

Free Study Tour of Japan:
The Scripps Howard Foundation, with the Indiana University Journalism Department, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920. Asia was an area of special interest to Roy W. Howard, who traveled and reported on the area extensively, even while leading major news organizations. Joe Coleman, professor of practice in journalism at Indiana University, will lead the students during the nine-day trip, which includes visits to domestic and international media organizations and cultural landmarks. In the past, the students have visited MBS Television, Associated Press Tokyo, the Wall Street Journal and Google. The group will also tour Buddhist temples in Kyoto, the A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima, and other historical sites. Tentative trip dates are May 11-20, 2017.

Applications accepted until January 10th, 2017:

Political Internship Summer 2016:
Journalism + Communications Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!
Institute on Political Journalism  |  June 3 – July 28, 2017  |

Early Application Deadline: December 6, 2016 - 5% tuition discount
Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384. Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the fields of journalism, public relations and communication while earning academic credit. Learn more:

Scholarship Opportunity:
Big Red ¡Avance! Scholarship Program
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), Big Red, America’s original and best-selling red soda, has partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-serving Institutions, to support students pursuing a higher education. Big Red will grant five $1,000 Big Red ¡Avance! scholarships to assist students with the cost of higher education.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students can learn more about the scholarships at and sign up to be notified when the scholarship application is live in January 2017.

Paid Summer 2017 Employment Opportunity:
The Dow Jones News Fund is accepting applications for its 2017 summer internship programs. College juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply for the 2017 internship program. Internships will be available in data journalism, digital media, business reporting, and interactive news editing. The News Fund provides students with one week all-expenses paid training program in the latest news gathering and storytelling technologies; followed by paid internships at top media companies. Students earn $400 or more per week from news organizations and receive $1,000 scholarships from the Dow Jones News Fund.

Deadline to apply for the 2017 summer program is Nov. 1.
Visit for more information.
On behalf of everyone at Student Media,
we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to
all of our Volunteers, DJs, and Staff Members, who are celebrating
another year this October!

Thank you for your service and for making Student Media a fabulous place to work!
Created by: Jessica Smith and Jason Hartsel

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