Student Organizations

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tudent organizations have a significant impact in providing effective learning environments for students, preparing them to live in a multicultural society and work in a global community.

In addition to building lasting friendships, student organizations provide many benefits including serving as a medium for academic discourse, personal growth, leadership development, intercultural understanding, and community service. Moreover, research suggests that involved students tend to perform better academically and are more likely to graduate when compared with their non-involved peers.

The Department of Mass Communication & Journalism houses a variety of student organizations, each focused on a specific field of study.

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    ews22 is a live, local, thirty-minute television broadcast that airs in all of west Texas and southern New Mexico. New Mexico State University students produce this for our PBS affiliate, KRWG-TV. This award-winning newscast is a unique opportunity for students to gain actual experience in television journalism and performance. The students produce, write, report, and anchor news, sports, and weather for the Southern New Mexico television audience under the direction of an experienced television news professional. The live studio production is entirely staffed with a student technical crew. Students also produce news segments in the Spanish language for airing on KRWG V-me TV. When students graduate from the News22 newsroom and studio they have all the tools needed to succeed and thrive in a highly competitive field. News22 has been on the air for more than twenty years and has helped students become leaders in the world of broadcast journalism. Turn on the local television news in almost any major city in the United States and you are likely to spot a former News22 and NMSU alumni. Some of the participants volunteer, others are paid employees, and still others take News22 for credit. Students from all over campus take part in News22—you do not have to be a journalism student. For more information contact Nick Miller (nickmil@nmsu.edu.)

    Visit the official website: krwgnews22.com

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    he Broadcasters Club is another exciting option for NMSU students interested in television or radio is our Broadcasters Club. We meet every other week during the semester and are joined by industry professionals from the local area or from around the world as they share they experience in journalism and broadcasting with us. Students raise funds through bake sales and car washes and attend professional conferences both in and out of state.

    For more information about the Broadcasters Club, please contact Professor Mellen at rpmellen@nmsu.edu

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    he Photojournalism club at NMSU is open to majors and non-majors, and it offers students the opportunity to gain experience as a photojournalist outside the classroom. It emphasizes on visual story telling along with basic photography skills and workshops.

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    Professor Pam Porter is pictured (center, in hat) with Photojournalism Club members after a day of exploring old ruins and taking photographs at Dripping Springs in the Organ Mountains

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    dFed is a student organization which uses creative and strategic methods to further students’ knowledge of the advertising business.

    Members will get real life working experience as if it were from a real life advertising agency.

    The group is centered around a year-long project where members have to an create entire Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) plan for a different client each year.

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    he department’s annual alumni magazine, published as an on line site as well as a print edition, provides students with a unique opportunity to write, photograph, edit and design at all phases of the production. An editor is chosen in the fall semester to guide a staff in reporting innovations and successes of the department as well as describing campus changes and recording current history for interested former students. The Scoop showcases student excellence and makes a powerful addition to a graduate’s professional portfolio while providing a chronicle of progress in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications available to alumni and also for prospective students and their families.

    Read The Scoop

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