Student Media, Publications and Organizations
Colorado Mesa University provides opportunities for students to become involved in newspaper, magazine, radio, television, and internet publication. The following entities are partially funded by student fees and governed by the CMU Media Board, which consists of student editors, faculty advisors, and other representatives of the University and student body.
The Criterion, a weekly student-published newspaper, covers campus news and represents student views on local, regional, and national issues. The Criterion, which has a campus and community circulation of 4,000 is supported by student fees and advertising revenue. The advisor for the Criterion is Eric Sandstrom. He can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling 970.248.1570. To reach the newspaper office for advertising information or story ideas, call 970.248.1255 or visit thecrite.com.
Horizon Magazine is a full-color student magazine produced at least once each semester by CMU students. Horizon is a general interest magazine that contains feature articles and photography of the people, places and events that make up the community. Two thousand copies are distributed around campus and many other locations in Grand Junction. The magazine has expanded its reach by creating a full website, containing the content from each issue. For the past three years Horizon has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalist' Mark of Excellence Award for best overall student magazine in Region 9.
Professor Adam Cochran is the Horizon advisor and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970.248.1538. To reach the magazine directly call 970.248.1679.
CMU-TV is a student operated and managed television station, which broadcasts from the CMU campus on cablevision. CMU-TV normally provides news and sports twice per week. Although most staff members and managers are Mass Communication majors, students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to join CMU-TV to gain professional experience in television. The studio is located on the first floor of Escalante Hall in room 112. Professor Greg Mikolai is the faculty advisor for CMU-TV and can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling 970-248-1539.
KMSA- FM 91.3
KMSA is a student-operated and student-managed full-service radio station broadcasting from the CMU campus since 1975. KMSA fills the air with Alternative music, specialty music shows, news and sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Although most staff members and Directors are Mass Communication majors, students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to become part of KMSA to gain professional experience in radio. The KMSA studios are located on the second floor of the University Center. Mr. James Davis is the advisor for KMSA and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970.248.1240.
PR Club members assists student organizations with campaign development and implementation, conducts professional visits to media agencies and supports the Mass Communication program with promotion and management of events including Media Day and the annual Senior Barbecue. For more information contact Professor Dan Flenniken via email at email@example.com or by calling 970.248.1184.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) provides students with the opportunity to improve and protect journalism. The Society of Professional Journalists, both nationally and through local chapters, fights and wins battles for Freedom of Information and First Amendment rights that might not otherwise be fought at all. As a result of SPJ's grassroots activism, they are able to address vital issues confronting today's working journalist. For more information contact Professor Eric Sandstrom via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970.248.1570.
Media Team is a student club that spans all areas of Mass Communication. The purpose of Media Team is to provide a venue and activities that attract students interested in the art of Mass Communication, such as luncheons with professional speakers, movie events, and interdisciplinary projects that require Mass Communication tools and expertise. Students interested in television, radio, journalism, social media, public relations or advertising are encouraged to join the club which meets weekly. Professor Adam Cochran is the Advisor and can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling 970.248.1538.