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Today, the department's print magazine and online news website, is published during the regular academic year and functions
as a laboratory tool for students of the mass
communications department. Editorial and advertising management
positions are awarded each semester to qualified students.
Today News Editorial allows journalism students the opportunity to report and write for the department's print magazine and online news website. This is offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students will gain real-world newsroom experience by writing news, features, opinions, editorial and sports stories for both print and online publications. The online news website is updated daily and the print magazine is published once each fall and spring semester. The news website and magazine cover stories about various campus subjects including student government, budget issues, commuting, student organizations and health issues.
Today Online Audio/Video Production offers hands-on experience with the process of producing audio/video. Students will shoot and edit video, and learn proper lighting and microphone techniques. Students have the opportunity to work with post production editing programs such as Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro to edit visuals and sound.
Today Advertising Sales Lab provides students with the challenging and rewarding task of selling ads. All Today publications are funded through advertising revenue. Students will learn how to prospect clients, make cold calls and meet with real clients to discuss artwork, promotions and slogans. Students will work closely with the advisor, clients, and editors to meet assigned quotas and deadlines.
*prerequisite for media labs is an MCCNM major or minor, junior or senior, or with permission of instructor.