Student Organizations and Clubs | MCMA | SIU

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Registered Student Organizations and Student Clubs

SIU offers over 20 media arts and mass communication-related involvement opportunities.

All opportunities are open to students regardless of their major and offer great ways to develop hands-on experience, build on their resume, and explore areas of interest.

The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts hosts its own Involvement Fair every fall to  introduce and remind students of these and any new opportunities.

Get Involved 26:46 is an alternative news magazine that covers quirky human interest stories, airs on the regional PBS affiliate and has won more than 31 professional regional Emmy Awards and 7 National College Television Awards. Opportunities are available in the following areas: film/video production, graphics, animation, web, hosting/on-camera, producing, and more.

Daily Egyptian is a student-produced daily newspaper that hires students for advertising, writing/reporting, editing, multi-media, web, graphics/layout, and more. All positions are paid. 

Digital Dog Records is a student-run record label which records and promotes local musicians and runs an annual music festival. There are opportunities for students interested in audio production and music business.

Big Muddy Crew runs the annual professional Big Muddy Film Festival and Little Muddy Student Film Festivals. Members enjoy opportunities that include learning to critique films, selecting festival participants, meeting filmmakers and jurors, and understanding and contributing to film festival operations and logistics. 

Movie Camera Movement (MCM) is a student group that produces eight short narrative films within the academic year and screens them at a special Red Carpet event in the spring semester. Students incorporate the filmmaking structure, positions, and workflow commonly found in large crew productions within the entertainment industry. Roles range from scriptwriting to producing/directing to post-production editing and everything in-between. 

Musicians United (M.U.S.I.C.) offers opportunities to jam, play in venues around Carbondale, and occasionally record. There are also opportunities for networking and collaborating with follow musicians.

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an interdisciplinary media group that focuses on professional development and sponsors workshops, guest speakers, conferences, field trips, social events and service projects. This is the student chapter of the largest national association for journalists of color.

Photogenesis offers professional development for photography students by sponsoring visiting photographers and field trips to photography studios, galleries, and museums. Photogenesis also supports Lux, a fine photography magazine.

River Region Evening Edition (RREE) is a live, student-produced, half-hour newscast that airs on the regional PBS affiliate. RREE is the recipient of numerous honors, including the IBA's Best Student TV Newscast in Illinois. Available positions include; reporters, photographers, producers, news and sports anchors, weathercasters, graphic artists, writers, video editors, sound technicians, camera operators, and more.

Saluki Ad Club (American Advertising Federation Student Chapter) offers opportunities for students to compete in regional and national advertising competitions. AAF runs an in-house student run advertising agency providing full agency services such as branding, social media, print materials and advertising campaigns for internal and community partners.

Saluki Athletics Video Service produces over 70 live athletic events from 6 different sports. They work with ESPN, FSN, and other sports entities and provide hands-on training with camera operation, sports replay, and video switching.

Student Programming Council(SPC) is responsible for planning and implementing a plethora of exciting cultural, educational, recreational and social events that you, the student want. SPC is directed by students, for students, and is supported by a portion of every student’s activity fee.

Students in Illinois News Broadcasters Association (SINBA) hosts speakers, field trips, and career development activities for students interested in broadcast journalism. SINBA is affiliated with the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

WIDB is a student run radio station with hip-hop and alternative rock stations streaming online that offers students experience in all aspects of station production, operations/business, and promotion.

WSIU Production Crew is the student production crew for WSIU PBS television productions which offers exposure to numerous behind the scenes positions such as camera operator and floor director. WSIU Production Crew offers students opportunities that advance to paid positions after volunteering.

WSIU NPR Station News, Operations and Production provides experience in writing, reporting, editing, and anchoring for news. There are also opportunities to learn how to operate on-air audio systems and daily productions. WSIU broadcasts regionally as well as globally through online stream.


Other groups that may be of interest to MCMA students include:

  • National Press Photographers Association Student Council
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Grassroots Literary Magazine
  • Southern Illinois Radio Information Service
  • American Marketing Association
  • Women Business Association
  • and many more