Department website: https://ncsu.edu/sma
NC State students have the opportunity to produce and manage a variety of student-oriented media. By working with these media, students gain valuable co-curricular experience in sales, marketing, journalism, broadcasting, production, design, multimedia communication, leadership and management. NC State boasts five media outlets staffed by students and supported in large part by self-generated non-fee revenue, as well as a student-staffed Business and Marketing office which coordinates advertising sales, sponsorships and full-service marketing opportunities for all five media. Many staff positions are paid.
Agromeck, the university’s yearbook, provides a record in words and pictures of student and campus activities each year. Student staff members include photojournalists, writers, designers and editors, all with a common mission: documenting the history of the university from the student perspective. The Agromeck has received the nation’s highest awards for general excellence and photography as well as national Pacemaker and Crown awards.
Nubian Message provides news and features about the African-American community at NC State, as well as coverage of regional, state and national issues of interest to our students. To find out more about this bi-weekly publication, visit the Nubian Message online.
Technician, the university’s oldest student newspaper, is published each Thursday when school is in session during the fall and spring semesters, and online with breaking news and online-only content year-round at technicianonline.com. With a print circulation of 4,000 copies at nearly 100 newsstands on and near campus, the Technician has earned numerous state and national awards for news, features, sports, opinion writing and photography, as well as general excellence. Online, you'll find continuous updates of news, features, sports, campus events, and other content of interest to students, including video, audio and photo slideshows.
The Windhover, the campus literary and visual arts magazine, is published each spring. As a showcase for NC State's creative writers, poets, artists, photographers and musicians, it has received numerous national awards, including the Pacemaker from the Associated Collegiate Press and Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Visit the Windhover online.
WKNC (88.1 FM)
WKNC (88.1 FM), NC State's student radio station, operates at 25,000 watts, for a potential effective potential audience of more than 1.4 million through its FM signal alone, as well as an online stream and a mobile app that lets listeners enjoy WKNC from anywhere in the world. It employs a full complement of student managers, DJs, engineers, journalists and bloggers to provide programming 24 hours a day. It also sponsors a variety of live music events both on campus and at various music venues in Raleigh. Visit (and listen to!) WKNC online. If you have an HD radio, you can also enjoy WKNC HD-2.
Student Media's Business Office
Student Media's Business Office gives students interested in sales and marketing an opportunity to hone their skills while earning commission on every advertisement and sponsorship they sell. From print, to broadcast, to online sales, few (if any) organizations at NC State offer our students a better way to build their "real-world" business and marketing acumen as they work toward earning their degree from NC State. To find out more, visit the Business and Marketing Office online.
The Student Media Board of Directors
The Student Media Board of Directors is a way for students to get involved in the management of a large business operation. The Board of Directors is the governing arm for all student media which use student fee monies to support their operations. Elections to the Board are held in the spring.