Student Groups

Learning takes place in the classroom, but joining a student group adds another dimension to your college experience. Check out these J-School organizations and get to a meeting, where you'll network with other students, faculty and professionals.

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EJA

Environmental Journalism Association
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EJA is a group of students from different backgrounds and interests that enjoy writing and learning about science, technology, medicine and the environment. The group hosts guest lecturers, workshops and contests to better prepare students for the profession.
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MSU AWSM

Association for Women in Sports Media
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The MSU Chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media is a new organization looking for women with a passion for sports. It's a great way to learn about networking and job opportunities in sports media. Meetings will be held every month in the Communications Arts & Sciences building. There will be guest speakers food and fun! Sign up today and join our group of driven young women at MSU!
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MSU ABJ

Association for Black Journalist
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The Michigan State Association of Black Journalist is the only student branch of the National Association of Black Journalists in Michigan. We strive to better members through skills workshops, mentoring and networking.
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Focal Point

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Focal Point is the name of a student-produced newscast at Michigan State University.

We record newscasts 12 times per school year at the studios in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

The purpose of the newscast is to not only provide news and information to the MSU community, but to give students the opportunity to learn about broadcasting in all forms: reporting; shooting and editing video; writing.

Students enroll in JRN 406 and they produce most of the content and anchor the newscasts; However, we are also an MSU Registered Student Organization and any student on campus can come to meetings and taping nights. They can work various positions in the control room or in the studio:

Camera operatorsAudio boardVideo switcherDirectorTeleprompterTape machinesGraphicsAssociate producerLightingFocal Point airs on WKAR-World Channel (23-4) in the Lansing, Michigan market. It's also streamed using mogulus.com at SpartanTV
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SPJ

Society of Professional Journalists
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Michigan State University Society of Professional Journalists strives to bring Spartan journalists together in a community where all members can grow in their endeavors as student and professional journalists. Members have the opportunity to meet professionals from the field, learn about internship and training opportunities and build a community centered around the ideas of free speech and the free flow of information.Faculty adviser: Joe Grimm, jgrimm@msu.edu
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