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Student Media Organizations

Student media organizations at Shippensburg University help students develop hands-on skills as well as teamwork and leadership experience. Student-led media organizations are key to preparing students for life after graduation.

Our students are passionate about covering sporting events, producing weekly newscasts, reporting for the campus community, hosting radio shows and podcasts, attending conferences, creating content for clients and making a difference in our community.

All students must participate in at least one student media organization in order to meet their student media requirements. Current students can check D2L for a complete list of requirements. Students can join student media at any time to start building their resumes and portfolios.

Upon completion of COM 445: Professionalism & Ethics, students will build an online professional portfolio to showcase their student media work. Students can use their portfolios when applying for jobs, graduate school, and more.


PRSSA

The Shippensburg University chapter of PRSSA is a pre-professional organization for students in the public relations field or other related fields.

 

Website: https://www.shipprssa.org/

PRSSA Faculty Adviser: Dr. Carrie Sipes (casipes@ship.edu)

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the world's largest public relations professional organization.

 

Shippensburg University’s chapter of PRSSA provides opportunities to:

  • Network with public relations professionals around the country
  • Serve clients such as the university, businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Take on leadership roles
  • Become certified in the principles of public relations

 

Alumni work as professionals in the following roles and more because they did the exact same things with PRSSA:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Communications Representative
  • Media Relations Manager
  • Public Affairs Specialist

 

Follow PRSSA:

Facebook: @prssaship

Twitter: @ShipPRSSA

Instagram: @shipprssa


The Slate

The Slate is Shippensburg University’s award-winning newspaper.

 

Website: https://www.theslateonline.com/ 

Email: slate@ship.edu 

The Slate Faculty Adviser: Dr. Michael Drager (mwdrag@ship.edu)

Shippensburg University’s award-winning, student-run news outlet, The Slate, has been keeping the campus community informed for decades.

 

The Slate publishes student work and provides real work experience. The outlet covers news, entertainment, sports and more in its weekly newspaper and online.

 

Staff members have the opportunity to write, edit, take photographs and more.

 

Alumni work as professionals in the following roles and more because they did the exact same things with The Slate:

  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Designer
  • Feature Writer
  • Social Media Producer

 

Leadership opportunities are also available and look great on a resume.

 

Follow The Slate:

Facebook: @TheSlate 

Twitter: @ShipUSlate

Instagram: @shipuslate


SUTV

Shippensburg University Television is an Emmy®-winning station.

 

Website: https://www.sutvnews.org/ 

Email: sutv@ship.edu 

SUTV Faculty Adviser: Professor James Lohrey (jblohrey@ship.edu)

Shippensburg University Television (SUTV) is our student-run, Emmy®-winning television station.

 

SUTV News produces a live news, weather and sports program every Thursday night at 7 p.m. that airs on Comcast channel 21 and campus channel 82.

 

SUTV also produces and airs special events and sports contests, including football and basketball games. There are also opportunities to create original programming.

 

Alumni work as professionals in the following roles and more because they did the exact same things with SUTV:

  • Reporter
  • Anchor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Commentator

 

Leadership opportunities are also available and look great on a resume.

 

Follow SUTV:

Facebook: @SUTVNews

Twitter: @SUTVNews

Instagram: @sutvnews

YouTube: ShippensburgUTV


WSYC 88.7 FM

WSYC is Shippensburg University’s radio station.

 

Website: http://www.wsyc.org/ 

Office Phone: (717) 477-1480

Request Line: (717) 477-1489

WSYC Faculty Adviser: Dr. Ted Carlin (ejcarl@ship.edu)

WSYC 88.7 FM is Shippensburg University’s student-run radio station that provides 24/7 music, news, entertainment and sports.

 

The station is also the Raider Sports Network and broadcasts Shippensburg University sports coverage during games.

 

Members can be DJs, board operators, sports commentators and more. Leadership opportunities are also available and look great on a resume.

 

Download the free WSYC app, tune your radio to 88.7 FM or listen online at any time through wsyc.org.

 

Follow WSYC:

Facebook: @wsyc887

Twitter: @wsyc887

Instagram: @wsyc_ship