"Don't count the days, make the days count." Muhammad Ali
November 14, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
Hunger and Homelessness
Action Week

November 14th to November 18th
North Plaza Clock Tower

For many people experiencing hunger and homelessness, this is the start of one of the most difficult times of year. Come out and help with charitable donations and events, and learn more about what you can do to help, prevent, and reduce homelessness and hunger in your community.

Tuesday, November 15th from 8AM to 4PM
Merten Hall Room 1200

This event will feature student speakers and discussions about TED videos. TEDxMasonSalon is to help students develop presentation skills (specifically in the TED format).

For more information about Hunger and Homelessness Action Week and TEDXMasonSalon visit
WGMU Panda Express Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 16th: 4PM to 9PM
Panda Express, Merten Hall

Come support the WGMU Radio media group and enjoy delicious Chinese food! A portion of the proceeds help to fund WGMU's giveaways, promotions, and amazing productions!

WGMU Live Broadcast Coverage:

• Men's Basketball vs. Lebanon Valley
   Tuesday, November 15th @ 6:45PM
Women's Basketball vs. Arizona
   Friday, November 18th @ 4:45PM

• Men's Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary's
   Friday, November 18th @ 7PM

Don't forget to stop by the Front Desk and fill out a "What I'm thankful for..." leaf! See any member of the Communications Team for more details.

Student Media Takes the 'Mannequin Challenge'
Mannequin Challenge: Student Media Edition
In case you haven't heard, Mannequin Challenge videos have been taking over social media feeds everywhere since the trend caught on a few weeks ago. Click on the video above to check out Student Media's version created last Friday.

Content Spotlights

Mason Noticias
Did you know Mason Cable Network has a Spanish-language news program that airs every week on channel 8.1? Click on the video above to check out S3 Ep8.
Mason's Visiting Filmmakers Series

City of Trees

By: Carola Patty Gorena Morales

As part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series, the Film and Media Studies program, along with other university departments at Mason, hosted a screening of “City of Trees” on Nov. 9.

In a Q&A with the filmmakers following the screening, brothers Lance and Brandon Kramer shared with students the process of making their first feature film, “City of Trees.” They also discussed their most recent project, “The Messy Truth,” which focuses on starting healthy conversations in the aftermath of a hyper-political election season.

“City of Trees” tells the story of a nonprofit after it receives a stimulus grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2010. This grant allowed for the hiring of 150 unemployed Washingtonians to help them gain the skills needed to get a job by planting trees and revitalizing parks in D.C. neighborhoods. But six months before the grant was set to expire, both staff and trainees faced not only the uncertainty of what would happen to this program and its employees, but also the challenge of trying to connect with and bring change to a community in the District that is often left neglected...

Check out the full story:
How Did Mason Vote?

In case you haven’t heard, Donald J. Trump is officially President-Elect and will take office on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Curious about how George Mason University students voted in Election 2016? Check out Student Media’s exit polling data in the images below.

We surveyed 500 students outside the Merten Hall polling place on Election Day, November 8, 2016.

In Case You Missed It
Live Stream Enters Basketball Season
Basketball season has officially started! Both Mason Cable Network and WGMU Radio will be providing live stream coverage of men's and women's basketball throughout the season. Over this past weekend, WGMU produced three broadcasts, and the Sports Broadcasting Team streamed two games.

WGMU is the flagship station for Mason men’s and women’s basketball, and provides audio feeds for other local radio stations carrying the games. For example, 106.7 The Fan (WJFK) will carry WGMU's audio for at least eight Mason men’s basketball games this season.

Combined, Student Media outlets will produce coverage of 50+ basketball games for the 2016-2017 season. Watch their LIVE basketball coverage to stay up-to-date with the Mason Patriots and support the hard work of your peers at Student Media!

Watch MCN's Basketball Video Live Streams: Campus Channel 8.1  (Broadcast Schedule)
Listen to WGMU's Basketball Coverage: (Programming Schedule)
via the
RadioFlag app
High School Students Visit WGMU
On Thursday, November 10th, WGMU hosted 13 students in the radio class from John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Woodbridge, VA.

The group, led by their teacher Ashley Ackerman, toured the WGMU studios in the Johnson Center and WGMU Faculty Adviser
Rodger Smith taught the students how an audio console works and provided tips to make their pre-recorded production sound better. Each student recorded a station identification that will be used on J.P. the Great’s low-powered radio station, WJPN. The group enjoyed lunch at the Student Media office and there is the possibility of a follow-up session for this group next semester.

WGMU would like to thank Student Media Director
Kathryn Mangus and Assistant Director Leslie Steiger for their work on this event!

Bulletin Board
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.
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 November!

Thank you for your service and for making Student Media a fabulous place to work!
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