UNCW Student Media Week

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This year is the first annual UNCW Student Media Week.  All the Student Media organizations are joining together to host events this week. From giveaways, live music, creative contests and more; there will be something for everyone!

The Student Media Board oversees all student media organizations. These include TealTV, Atlantis magazine, Hawkstream Radio, and The Seahawk newspaper.  They also support Flicker Film Society and the Photography Club.  These organizations will be showing off what they provide for UNCW this week. Student Media Week is the perfect way to showcase what they offer the UNCW community.

TealTV caters to any UNCW student who has an interest in production, broadcast journalism, and promotions.  The Seahawk is the official campus newsletter published online and in print. Atlantis promotes storytelling and photography by publishing a creative magazine once every term. Hawkstream Radio is UNCW’s webstreaming radio station featuring music, sports, culture and academic topics.  There is a student media group that is sure to fit the interest of any student.

These organizations help cultivate the skills taught in many communication studies classes.  COM studies courses prepare students for media, arts, business or any professional communication career.  Student Media groups allow students to turn what they learn in the classroom to real experiences.  They provide students hands-on experience through art, technology and publishing traditional and electronic media.  Student Media gives back to the campus because they publish content of the important moments of UNCWs history.  The goals of Student media are to teach students strong leadership skills, ethical practices and professionalism.

Come out April 11th through the 16th for events hosted by these organizations — click “Interested” or “Going” on this event and follow individual organization’s social media pages for updates!

All information about Student Media was found on their website (here) and facebook pages.

-Madeline, Tiersa, Sydney W., Sydney S.


8 thoughts on “UNCW Student Media Week

  1. This post is very informative. I had not heard of the UNCW Student Media Week and this blog post really does a good job of shedding light on all it will offer. I also like that it explains other aspects such as the clubs that will be participating in it. I really learned a lot from it!

  2. As a communication studies major looking to get more involved and gain experience I am glad to see the department put on this student media week. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a particular group to take a closer look. I will personally be looking into TealTV as well as the Seahawk newspaper. Gaining experience outside the classroom is a must and what better way to gain experience than to do it for your own university!

  3. I have been meaning to get involved in several of the organizations that are mentioned in the this post but have not had the time. Hopefully this week I will have time to attend their respective events and learn more about them. I have a huge interest in photography and film, and hope to meet people that share the same interests. I also see it as the perfect way to get involved on campus.

  4. I love the fact that there are so many different Student Media opportunities on campus. I’ve seen events advertised and put on around campus by various organizations and the fact that they are facilitated by students and for the students always impresses me. I recently went to The Dub Awards in Burney and most of the graphics and the planning of the event was the job of students involved in these clubs. I look forward to getting involved in some of these organizations in my future at UNCW.

  5. First off, I think the idea of having all of the different types of media groups on campus come together to get students involved and provide a fun way for everyone at UNCW to connect. Media is such an important part of the every day American lifestyle, and it is therefore critical to use this for positive outcomes such as giving students leadership and field experience, making helpful connections, and spreading word about events and opportunities. As the first year campus is hosting a “Student Media Week” I hope it succeeds, because I feel that the idea and intention holds a lot of potential!

  6. This post was very helpful. I have seen flyers around campus for media week, but I did not know anything about it, except for when it was. This blog informed me about what media week actually was, and it was an interesting read.

  7. I am really glad that someone decided to cover student media week. As a member of TealTV I have really gained a lot of real life experience with broadcast journalism, organizational communication, IMC, and many more topics that we cover in the classroom. However, I do not think all of my peers are taking full advantage of this wonderful opportunities student media has to offer. Hopefully, this year Student Media Week will get off to a strong start, and the programs will continue to flourish over the next couple of years.

  8. This post was very helpful for me. I hadn’t heard of the UNCW Student Media Week and this blog post did a great job of helping me to understand what all it entailed. After reading about it, I now am strongly considering attending and seeing what all I can take in from this event. I have a strong interest in many things mentioned.

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