"Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite the darkness."
— Desmond Tutu
January 30, 2017

What's Happening This Week?
Society of Professional Journalists Interest Meeting
Tuesday, January 31st @ 5PM
The HUB Room 1012

Come out to the first interest meeting of the semester to learn more about the amazing opportunities and experiences that SPJ has to offer!

Volition Open Mic Night
Thursday, February 2nd @ 7PM
JC Bistro

Express yourself and share your creative talents with the Mason community at Volition's first Open Mic Night of 2017! Free pizza will be available.

Winter RSO Fair
Wednesday, February 1st @ 10AM
Dewberry Hall

WGMU Live Broadcast Coverage:

Men's Basketball vs. St. Louis
   Wednesday, February 1st @ 7PM

• Men's Basketball vs. LaSalle
   Saturday, February 4th @ 7PM

Volition's 1st Open Mic Night of 2017:
Thursday, February 2nd @ 7PM in the JC Bistro
The George Mason Review:
Submission Deadline is February 8th!
Content Spotlight
Women's March on Washington
From today's Fourth Estate: "I was not at this march for the speakers or the free t-shirts. I went because when the world that I know begins...repeating the history that my grandmother and great-grandmother and even further back than that lived through, I know I must do something." Lottye Lockhart
Photos by Mimi Albano
In Case You Missed It
Phoebe's #ThrowbackThursdays
Check out the blog:
PR Team Kiosking

Staff Updates
Student Media's professional staff welcomes all new and returning students to our office! We look forward to another great semester working with each of you and would like to take this opportunity to recognize those taking on a new role this semester:

Sosan Malik is now the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fourth Estate
Jason Brightman has joined the Sales Team
Jennifer Shaskan
has joined the PR & Design Team

Bulletin Board
Window of Opportunity
Podcast Assistant/Coordinator:
The George Mason Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is interested in starting a podcast. This would highlight their program through interviews, information and more. The IIR needs a person to coordinate their podcast effort. The Podcast Coordinator creates, develops and produces podcasts. The student in this position would record interviews and edit and process the podcast. This person would also help upload the content to social media (iTunes, for example). The person in this position will need a significant amount of past experience in audio production. This position does not require specific training if the individual possesses the ability to produce quality and creative podcasts in a timely fashion. The student would use the WGMU Johnson Center studio to produce the podcast, including interviewing guest in studio or on the phone.
If you are a Communications major, you could receive Comm 452 credit, provided you qualify. You could receive academic credit in your major, if it is not Communications. You could also volunteer your time; in any event, you would earn much needed experience for your resume.
This is for Spring semester 2017, so the process for approval must happen quickly. Please contact Prof. Rodger Smith at if you are interested. If you are not interested, please forward to a person who would qualify and/or have interest in this project.

Political Internship Summer 2017:
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 January!

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