The WVU Reed College of Media hosts a variety of student organizations. These clubs offer students opportunities to engage in University activities and connect with other students and professionals nationwide. Students travel to conferences, visit top news agencies and firms, organize and participate in campus events, and network with alumni and industry leaders.
ONA at WVU is a student meetup group for change makers in journalism. They’re the on-campus outpost of the Online News Association, the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public.
The WVU Chapter of PRSSA is a strong, active chapter that strives each year to provide members with opportunities that expand their education beyond the classroom, broaden their network of professional PR practitioners, and launch their career by providing avenues for students to build and grow their professional experience before entering the workforce.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is a national organization of students and media professionals dedicated to diversity within media. NABJ is dedicated to academic and extracurricular excellence and integrity, establishing a strong union among minority students pursuing degrees in journalism and related fields at West Virginia University for the purpose of receiving guidance from both the NABJ and its professional affiliate chapters.
For writers and team members, Her Campus is a networking resource, a career-building opportunity and, most importantly, a hub of like-minded people at your university (and beyond) that all want to give voice to women’s empowerment. This organization provides content and community that will enhance your university experience at WVU and keep you up to speed on national news and happenings as well.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession including industry professionals, journalism educators, and students. RTDNA is dedicated to encouraging and supporting excellence in the field of electronic journalism.
The Society of Professional Journalists is a national organization open to students from all journalism sequences. SPJ is dedicated to the continuation of a free press and at WVU, we focus on promoting this flow of information and maintaining constant vigilance in protecting the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
AWSM works to promote and increase diversity in sports media through career-enhancement networking and mentoring initiatives as well as the internship/scholarship program – which has placed more than 150 female college students in paid summer positions since 1990.
The West Virginia University Student Media Coalition is a collaborative hub for student organizations, who are all very successful on their own but often compete for resources, membership and events. However, that’s not the point of student organizations. We aim to emphasize collaboration over competition, while strategizing creativity, elevating the voice of each student organization and showing the power in numbers when it comes to student’s work outside of the classroom. Website:
Mirage Magazine is a student-run lifestyle and fashion publication, started by students in the WVU Reed College of Media through the former organization Ed On Campus. The team publishes a new magazine issue each semester centered around a theme. At the end of each semester, the organization holds a release party to celebrate the new issue and hosts a panel on a topic that impacts the Appalachian community.
RAPID is West Virginia University’s AR/VR club. Highlighting emerging technology, the organization works on a series of projects to experiment and explore the ways storytelling merges with modern technology.
Supporting film and digital work, the WVU Photography Club serves as a creative center for budding photographers on campus.
West Virginia University’s Film Club is a creative community that encourages interest and enthusiasm in all aspects of film, from the craft to consumption and everything in-between. This group is the closest thing to a production company on campus; ensuring members have access to all the people and equipment needed to bring creative projects to life.