School of Arts & Sciences
Student Media and Clubs
Students gain valuable hands-on experience as members of the media through our various student media outlets.
Students and faculty have membership opportunities in a variety of statewide organizations. Organization members may participate in competitions, learn from seminars, and create a networking system.
The Northwestern News, the student-run campus newspaper, is recognized as one of the state's best. Individual students and staff are routinely honored in competition through the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association. The Northwestern News encourages all students, beginning at entry-level, to jump right in and become part of the staff bringing the news to the Northwestern community and the area it serves. Many large universities do not have the flexibility to offer involvement to every mass communication student, especially at entry-level.
At Northwestern, the small class size offers every student hands-on experience immediately.
Students enrolled in News Reporting automatically become staff members of the campus newspaper and cover various beats on a weekly basis.
Students wishing to be members of the News staff, which is responsible for doing the layout, design and additional reporting, are encouraged to apply for positions on the staff. The Northwestern News is produced by the students with the advisement of a faculty sponsor and is published most every Thursday that school is in session. Newspapers are distributed across campus and also sent to our Woodward and Enid locations. Several newspapers are mailed to subscribers and other interested parties, so the newspaper is highly visible.
Students have access to IBM-compatible computers using such programs as Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw, Word, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Be an active part of campus by getting involved with the Northwestern News.
Contact members of the news staff with news story ideas or for advertising information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (580) 327-8479.
Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association