“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
Jim Bishop
WEEK OF: September 21, 2015

What's Happening This Week?
Student Media Professional Development
Friday, October 2 @ 10AM - HUB 1012
The Mason LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) office will conduct a Strengths Finder Seminar. This will analyze your top 5 strengths, based on the Strengths Finder Assessment.
To register for the Strengths Finder Assessment click here

Society of Professional Journalists Trip to the Newseum
Friday, October 2nd  @ 8AM

Society of Professional Journalist (SPJ)is sponsoring a trip to visit the Newseum Museum. The trip is free of charge. Only 30 spots available click here to register
So To Speak - Author Event
Saturday, October 3rd  @ 4PM 
  - Arts Plaza Tent at Fall for the Book
So To Speak will be sponsoring a tent outside of Center for the Arts with poet Diane Seuss and novelist Carolyn Parkhurst. Fall for the Book is a week long festival, running from September 27-October 3, 2015 featuring over 150 authors.

MCN Sports Live Streams

Men's Soccer vs. VCU
 Saturday, October 3rd @ 7PM - Mason Stadium


Content Spotlight
Mason Cable News
This week Mason Cable News kicks off their live news broadcast. Be sure to tune in at 6pm on channel 61.1 or you can watch online at

Click the link below to watch the live broadcast

MCNews airs Wednesday at 6PM.


Event Staffing
Student Media already has a number of events on the calendar for this week and beyond. Please take a moment to look over our event signup list and add your name for a shift or two. We know you are busy, but just an hour of your time could make a big impact on the students you meet at any given event.

Do your part to help represent our office at campus events and recruit Mason's best and brightest to work for your group.

Many thanks to those who have already signed up!
Click below to add your name:
Event Staffing Signup Sheet

Staff Opportunities
  • The GW Hatchet, George Washington Universitiy's independent student newspaper, is hosting a conference for college journalists on October 10 from noon to 3PM. The event will consist of a panel on political reporting, a panel on navigating online newsrooms, a keynote speech and a catered networking session for attendees to meet the speakers. Tickets are $10 and are available at
  • The Boston Globe, one of the top programs in the nation, is giving 11 interns the opportunity to work as a reporter, photographer, designer, or copy editor. The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in the Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and foreign and business copy. The application deadline this year is November 2. More information on the program and an application can be accessed here:
  • The Washington Post is accepting internship applications from juniors, seniors and graduate students who have had previous experience at a major media outlet. Students can find out more and apply at The deadline for applications is October 16. The Washington Post offers internships in all disciplines from reporting and copy editing to video journalism and data visualization and just about anything else you can think of. The paid internships typically last 12 weeks and offer students the opportunity to perform at the highest level in one of the most dynamic newsrooms in the country. For more information:
On behalf of everyone here at Student Media we would like to extend our wishes for the happiest of birthdays to...

 Cynthia Jessup, Fourth Estate's Staff Writer on the 21st

Alex Hinton, WGMU's Music Director  on the 22nd

Sarah Irvin, So To Speak's Art Editor on the 28th

Created by: Ky'Lend Adams and Jason Hartsel