Student Media and Clubs

NEWS22

News22 is a live, local, thirty-minute television news broadcast that airs in all of southern New Mexico and far west Texas. New Mexico State University students produce News22 for PBS affiliate, KRWG-TV.

This award-winning newscast provides a unique opportunity for students to gain actual experience in television journalism and performance. Students produce, write, report and anchor news, sports and weather under the direction of experienced television news professionals. The live studio production is entirely staffed with a student technical crew. Students also produce news segments in Spanish for KRWG Vme TV. When students graduate from the News22 newsroom and studio, they have all the tools they need to succeed and thrive in a highly competitive field.

News22 has been on the air for more than 20 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 former News22 and NMSU alumni. Some students volunteer, others are paid employees, and still others take News22 for course credit. Students from all over campus take part in News22. Students do not have to be journalism majors to get involved. For more information, contact Mr. Nick Miller at nickmil@nmsu.edu.

NOTICIAS22

Noticias22 is a Spanish language news broadcast produced by NMSU journalism and media studies students. Noticias22 provides real-world anchoring and producing experience for students. Noticias22 provides local and national news coverage, weather and sports information. For more information, contact Mr. Hugo Perez at huperez@nmsu.edu.

Broadcasters Club

The Broadcasters Club is another exciting option for NMSU students interested in television or radio. Broadcasters Club members meet every other week and are joined by industry professionals from the local area and around the world as they share their experiences in journalism and broadcasting. 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, contact Dr. Roger Mellen at rpmellen@nmsu.edu.

Kokopelli

Kokopelli is an online news publication produced by journalism and media studies students at New Mexico State University. Kokopelli provides a unique opportunity for advanced journalism students to write, shoot and edit content for publication on a weekly basis under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Students cover breaking and general campus news including athletics. Additional coverage beats include senior administration, student government, academics, and arts and entertainment. Students are also responsible for managing Kokopelli’s various social media channels.

Kokopelli provides an excellent opportunity for students to hone their reporting skills, publish their work, increase exposure and enhance their professional portfolios. Students may also receive course credit for their work.

Kokopelli now has its own newsroom complete with desktop computers, podcasting studio, and a variety of field equipment available for checkout by student contributors. For more information, contact Mr. Darren Phillips at darrenp@nmsu.edu.

The Scoop

The Scoop is an annual journalism and media studies department alumni magazine published online and as a print edition. The magazine provides students with a unique opportunity to write, photograph, edit and design at all phases of production. 

A student editor is selected to lead a staff of reporters in producing stories about innovations and successes within the department, as well as describing campus changes and recording current history for interested NMSU journalism alumni. 

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 Media Studies. 

For more information, contact Dr. Mary Lamonica at mlamonic@nmsu.edu.

AdFed

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

Members gain experience similar to what they would experience in a real-world advertising agency.

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

For more information about AdFed, contact Dr. Hwiman Chung at hchung@nmsu.edu.

Dodge & Burn Club

The Dodge & Burn Club at NMSU is open to majors and non-majors, and offers students the opportunity to gain experience as photojournalists outside the classroom. It emphasizes visual storytelling along with basic photography skills and workshops.

The advanced photography classes produce and maintain a website for the display of student work.

For more information about the Dodge & Burn Club, contact Mr. Bruce Berman at brucini@nmsu.edu.