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Registered Student Organizations and Student Clubs

SIU offers several 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.

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altnews-2020.jpg 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. Responsibilities include: film/video production, graphics, animation, web, hosting/on-camera, producing, and more. Episodes air on WSIU, our region's PBS station.

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The Big Muddy Film Festival  is an internationally recognized film festival that began in 1979 and is one of the oldest film festivals affiliated with a university in the nation.  With the assistance of faculty and the community, The Big Muddy Crew of students organize and run the festival which features juried films in animation, documentary, experimental and narrative categories. Students also participate in the Little Muddy Student Film Festival.

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The Daily Egyptian Newspaper  is an award-winning student-run newspaper whose history dates back to 1916. Students publish news stories daily, with a print edition distributed once a week. Students are responsible for advertising, writing/reporting, editing, multi-media, web, graphics/layout, and more. All positions are paid. 

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Digidog 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. 

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Movie Camera Movement   (MCM) is a student group that produces several short narrative films a year. 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. 

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Weekly Meetings - Mondays at 8 pm - Spring 2021 ID: 355 451 6808   Passcode: MCM

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 fellow musicians.

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The 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.

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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.

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Snapchat: Photogenesis20

Weekly Meetings

Friday at 2pm - Spring 2021

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River Region Evening Edition  has helped launch careers of some of the best broadcast journalists in the nation. With a tradition at SIU Carbondale that goes back more than 40 years, the program is a live, student-produced, half-hour newscast that airs on the regional PBS affiliate, WSIU. 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.

Affiliated with the Students in the Illinois News Broadcasters Association (SINBA)

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The Saluki AdLab  offers two ways to get involved. The student chapter of the American Advertising Federation competes in regional and national advertising competitions. AdLab also runs an in-house advertising agency providing full agency services such as branding, social media, print materials and advertising campaigns for internal and community partners.

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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.

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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.

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Writers’ Room  is a group of students learning how to critique and develop their own screenwriting skills. Working alongside the theater department’s playwriting program, students can come together to develop full screenplays and workshop them as a group

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WSIU television and radio  is the professional   PBS   and   NPR   station where our students get involved with everything from production to writing and reporting and more. River Region Evening Edition and 26:46 both air on PBS in our region.

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