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Journalism students can put their knowledge to use at award-winning student publications or within student organizations.

Student Media

The Daily Eastern News, a newspaper published Monday through Friday during fall and spring semesters and Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer terms, is edited and produced by students. Journalism faculty serve as advisers, but the students make all content decisions.

Eastern is one of the smallest universities in the country with a daily newspaper. This insures ample opportunity to work under the stresses of real life deadlines. The DEN maintains and runs its own Goss Printing Press, located across the hall from the newsroom.

Fresh, a newspaper for and about the diverse groups of people at Eastern, is student produced and edited. This publication highlights the activities of minority students and the issues that affect them on Eastern's campus.

The Warbler is the university yearbook. At Eastern a yearbook has been continuously published since 1919. Each year every full-time student receives a yearbook. Working out of the newsroom of The Daily Eastern News, The Warbler also is created on a computer pagination system which provides digital files that can be sent directly to the printer. The all-color yearbook serves as an excellent place for students to put their new editorial, graphic design and photography skills to work. Interested? Fill out an application online!

WEIU-TV and -FM Journalism students can receive a strong broadcast journalism experience through active work for News Watch, 30-minute newscasts and various sports and public affairs programs produced by the Radio and TV Center. Students get hands-on experience working in the PBS-affiliated studios and labs of WEIU-TV.

The Vehicle is a student literary magazine designed and created by students majoring in journalism or other academic programs. It features short stories, photography, poetry and other works created by Eastern students.

The Agency is a student-run public relations firm where students have the opportunity to build their portfolios and gain professional experience through writing, designing and publishing newsletters, working on PR campaigns, and handling newsblogs and social media.


The Society for Collegiate Journalists

National Association of Black Journalists

PRSSA - Public Relations Student Society of America

Kappa Tau Alpha