"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."  — African Proverb
October 17, 2016

What's Happening This Week?
Academic Integrity Week
October 17th - October 21st
For more information about events and workshops click here!

Pumpk'it Up!
Wednesday, October 19th @ 4PM
The Hub Ballroom
An event for students to gather and de-stress through fun games and pumpkin painting.

Final Presidential Debate Watch Party
Hosted by Mason Votes
Wednesday, October 19th @ 9PM
JC Atrium

Disability Awareness Month Table Fair
Wednesday, October 19th, 10AM-2PM
SUB I Patriot Lounge

For more information about Disability Services, check out their website!

PAC Open Mic Night
Thursday, October 20th @ 8PM
The Hub, Side Pocket
Political & Policy Communication: Impact, Ethics & Art of Persuasion
Tuesday, October 25th @ 9:30AM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Attend the 2016 Communications Forum for a closer look at political and policy communication
what they entail and why it matters. Keynote speakers include former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Mark McKinnon of Showtime's The Circus. Click here to learn more. Can't make it to campus? Watch MCN's live stream of the event at

MCN Video Live Stream Schedule:

• Women's Volleyball vs. Davidson
   Friday, October 21st @ 7:00PM

• Men's Soccer vs. LaSalle
   Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:00PM

• Women's Volleyball vs. VCU
   Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:00PM

Final Presidential Debate of 2016:
Wednesday, October 19th @ 9PM
With only 21 days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off for the final time LIVE from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas this Wednesday.

Want to watch the debate on campus? Join Mason Votes in the JC Atrium for the final debate watch part of Campaign 2016. Tweet your reactions and photos during the debate to @masonvotes.
Today is the last day to register to vote!

For complete information on today's deadline registration instructions, visit or

Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 17th, 2016
By mail or in person: 5:00PM
Online at 11:59PM

To help raise awareness about the voter registration deadline, Student Media has created a special SnapChat geofilter.

Check out
Mimi Albano and Jessica Smith using the new filter from our office. Please help spread the word by letting everyone know you are "Ready to Vote."

Content Spotlight

Fourth Estate's Coverage of the

Scalia Law School Protest
Photo by: Julian Berger. Courtesy of: Fourth Estate.
Check out the full cover story from today's
print edition of Fourth Estate:

Bulletin Board
In Case You Missed It
Mason Fall Premiere
Mason welcomed over 800 prospective students and their families (2,000+ total guests!) to campus for the Fall Premiere on Sunday.

PR & Design Team members
Lottye Lockhart, Ky'Lend Adams, and Mimi Albano represented Student Media at the event, distributing copies of Fourth Estate and each of the five literary journals.

Over the course of Sunday's event, the team gave out over 225 publications in addition to Student Media flyers, backpacks, pens, and more.

Many thanks to the students who helped make a positive first impression on prospective students (and their families) and expand the audience for Student Media publications and programming.
Photos by: Mimi Albano
Google U at Mason
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) hosted Google U at Mason earlier this month to train student journalists how to best utilize cutting-edge research, data, and reporting tools. Professor Jack Curry invited a Google-trained consultant to campus to facilitate the workshop that attracted over 100 attendees, including Communication Department Chair Dr. Anne Nicotera, Director of Journalism Beth Jannery, and SPJ student president Fareeha Rehman.

Above: Professor Jack Curry and a Google U consultant pose during the event.
Window of Opportunity
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!
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