One of the great advantages that students enjoy when majoring in Mass Communication is the opportunity to get real hands-on experience working for award-winning student media.
We have all of the mass media covered allowing students to work for the student newspaper, DJ for our alternative radio station, or be a part of a team effort reporting and broadcasting stories for our TV station.
The Pine Log
The Pine Log is the official newspaper of the students of Stephen F. Austin State University. It is published each Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring except during University holidays and final exams.
College newspapers like The Pine Log are considered by students to be their most personal, honest and credible news source. Not only is The Pine Log the most effective medium for the SFA college target market, it is also the most efficient. There is no wasted circulation and no need for costly duplication.
The Pine Log's circulation is 7,000 during the fall semester and 6,500 during the spring semester. The paper reaches more than 12,000 students and 600 faculty members. The Pine Log is distributed on campus free of charge. Subscriptions by mail are available at $35 per academic year.
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SFA TV 2 Television Station
SFA-TV 2 is seen by subscribers of the Nacogdoches Cable System (Suddenlink). Student produced programming joins programs received via satellite and includes a newscast, a magazine show and numerous other creative student productions. Other programming comes from NASA, Classic Arts and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
View recent episodes of Nac Edition, Purple Pride as well as Behind the Scenes at JackTV on YouTube.
KSAU-90.1 FM Radio Station
KSAU broadcasts on 90.1 FM in Nacogdoches Texas. The student produced radio station offers a wide variety of music and talk shows. The station is active in the community and can be seen promoting Empty Stocking Fund, Texas Blueberry Festival, Scare on the Square and others.
SFASYOU.COM is an ongoing class project created and maintained by students enrolled in MCM 440-Backpack Journalism. The course offers students the ability to experience working as reporters and editors for an online news agency. Throughout the semester students write, record and edit audio, capture video, and create still photographs all for this online publication. The site focus is to provide news and entertainment relevant to SFA students. The site is also used by MCM 350 Photographic Journalism II and MCM 450 Advanced Photojournalism.
Not only are our students receiving hands-on training but they are also engaged in many organizations that further benefit them through guest speakers series, networking, community service and career preparation.
National Press Photographers Association
The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media. NPPA encourages photojournalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and in their personal code of ethics. NPPA vigorously promotes freedom of the press in all its forms. To this end, NPPA provides continuing educational programs and fraternalism without bias, as we support and acknowledge the best the profession has to offer. Our members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry.
National Broadcasting SocietyThe National Broadcasting Society is designed to link professionals and students of communication together. NBS strives to provide additional knowledge and information to student members to better prepare them for their careers and begin developing their network of contacts.
Each student member must be a Radio/TV major or minor. Local chapters organize field trips, guest speakers, activities, fundraisers, attend regional and national conventions.
The National Office supports its members by providing industry information and promotes student members within the broadcasting industry.
Scholarships and awards are offered on local, regional, and national levels. The National Student Production Competition encourages and rewards students for their scriptwriting and audio and video production accomplishments.
The National Convention is held each year in a large market like: Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Nashville, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and this year in New York. These conventions allow avenues for students and professionals to interact. Regional conventions are held throughout the year providing students the same interaction on a local level.
The SFA Chapter Advisors are:
Mrs. Sherry Williford - email@example.com
Dr. Al Greule - firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-12 Officers are:
President Cody Booth
Vice-President JaLeah Davis
Secretary Crystal Davis
Treasurer Jennifer Gipson
Public Relations Richard Haifley
Alumni Coordinator Andy Collins