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SJMC Student Organizations

The School of Journalism & Mass Communication is home to several student clubs, representing the various majors within the school and chapters of national organizations.

Ad Club

Ad Club is a student organization dedicated to educating students about the advertising, marketing, and communications industries. We accomplish this by hosting guest speakers, attending agency tours, conducting resume reviews, holding networking events, and providing career opportunities.

For more information, check out  Ad Club's website.

MMPA Magazine Club

Magazine Club provides an extracurricular space for students to learn about the magazine industry and to network with professionals, scholars, and peers who are also interested in magazines and custom content publishing.

NSAC—National Student Advertising Competition

Nationwide competition that involves creating an advertising campaign for each year's sponsor (former sponsors include Coca-Cola, Nissan, and Mary Kay). Group members will learn everything that goes into an advertising campaign, including research, promotions, public relations, executions, marketing tactics, creative development, and more.

For more information, check out NSAC's Student Unions and Activities page.


PRISM, founded in 1998, is a multicultural student organization rooted in the SJMC open to students from all majors. PRISM strives to challenge the viewpoints of today's media on multicultural issues. The group engages in events and outreach involving all dimensions of diversity in communications.

For more information, check out PRISM's Student Unions and Activities page.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

PRSSA is a student-lead organization that exists to provide students that have an interest in public relations or communications with valuable professional development opportunities. We seek to enhance the PR profession by educating students through workshops, guest speakers, networking events and hands-on PR experiences.

For more information, check out PRSSA's Student Unions and Activities page.

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

The University of Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is a club for students interested in broadcast or print journalism. We hold bi-weekly meetings during the school year and invite working journalists from around the metro area to speak to us. We also take field trips to local news stations and print production facilities.

For more information, check out SPJ's Student Unions and Activities page.


Campus Media

The University of Minnesota also houses several campus media organizations. SJMC majors from all tracks invited to participate. 

The Minnesota Daily

The Minnesota Daily is a student-led media organization serving the University of Minnesota campus and surrounding community. The print publication is distributed semiweekly during the fall and spring semesters and weekly during the summer semester. Content is also published on and updated regularly as news happens. The Daily acts as a training institution for University of Minnesota students, giving them hands on training in areas such as journalism, multimedia, photography, finance, marketing, human resources, information systems, and more.

For information on how to get involved, check us out on social media or visit No experience necessary!​

The Wake Magazine 

The Wake is a biweekly student-run magazine that covers local news, opinion, arts and entertainment and everything in between for the University of Minnesota and its neighbors. Our mission as a news organization is to give students a way to discuss what's on their mind, so our editors will work with anyone, regardless of experience, to develop writing skills and create an article to be proud of. Because we're a fully working magazine, we also offer opportunities for students in areas such as art and design, finance, web development and public relations. 

For more information, check out or The Wake's Student Union and Activities page.

Radio K - KUOM

Radio K operates the University of Minnesota's public radio station providing enrolled students with one of the only hands-on learning opportunities for multimedia at the University. Enrolled students can get involved with radio station operations, on-air performance, studio recording, audio production, marketing, video production, photography, business management and much more. Through its high quality programming, Radio K has been able to bring attention to the University of Minnesota from listeners all over the world.

For more information, check out Radio K's Student Unions and Activities page.