SJMC Student Organizations
The School of Journalism & Mass Communication is home to several student clubs, representing the various tracks within the major and chapters of national organizations.
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.
MMPA Magazine Club
The MMPA Magazine Club helps open the door to the magazine industry for undergraduates at the University of Minnesota. By working with the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association, students are able to connect with local professionals to hear their experiences, insight, and advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Minnesota also houses several campus media organizations. SJMC majors from all tracks are encouraged 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 mndaily.com 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.
The Wake Magazine
The Wake is a biweekly online and print magazine that covers local news, opinion, arts and entertainment for the University of Minnesota. Written by students, for students, The Wake gets out the news from the student perspective with analysis and voice. Anyone, regardless of experience, can contribute, and the editors work with all writers to develop reporting skills for a polished final product. Because The Wake is a fully working magazine, it also offers opportunities for students to get involved in areas such as art and design, finance, web development and public relations.
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.
G-TV is a student-run, independent media organization built to inform and represent the University of Minnesota and its affiliates. The group focuses on digital media and video production, allowing students to get firsthand experience in broadcast journalism, news writing, filming, film editing, photography, marketing, and more. The video publication works to capture the U of M's campus culture while informing its constituents of current events and breaking news.