NSU’s first Student Media Week

NSU has multiple student-run media outlets that keep students up to date on what’s happening on campus. What better way to stay up to date with the news than meeting the people who make it? March 9-13 bears NSU’s first Student Media Week, which consists of multiple events hosted by the Office of Student Media and partnered with the Veteran’s Affairs Office and the Tutoring and Testing Office.


Crystal Knuth, the graduate assistant for the Office of Student Media, explained the purpose behind all the events hosted throughout the week stating, “It’s going to be a week of programming for people interested in going into media and communication. We’re collaborating with a bunch of different offices on campus, which is super exciting.”


Other events happening throughout the week include a resume and cover letter session in collaboration with the Office of Career Development, Coffee with The Current, a veterans mixer at Flight Deck showing the documentary “To Be Of Service” and therapy dogs will be on campus for students to interact with.


Wrapping up the week will be the beginning of the 72 hour film contest where interested students will produce a 72 hour film to be judged for various prizes. The official date is to be determined.


“From 5-6 p.m., students will be able to come to the University Center and pick up a packet with rules for the competition. It’s open to any student on campus and the prompt chosen for the film festival is very universal for all students at NSU,” said Knuth.


The packet has instructions for turning in the film, and as soon as you pick it up, you hit the ground running. Don’t worry if you don’t have a friend to work with — Student Media has got you covered.


“If students sign up as individuals, we can help put them on a team so they have a group to work with. They really don’t have to have any experience at all; the theme is a really universal theme for all students across all majors. The only thing you have to have is a love of film,” said Jarrod Bailey, assistant director of Student Media.


After the films are made, they will be judged and a showcase of the films will be held on March 18 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Jada Johnson, a student who works in Student Media, explains that even if you don’t have any experience, the contest is a really great opportunity. 


“Students can expect to gain from this a little bit of experience on how to produce films, and if they didn’t have any background in it, we’re here to steer them in the right direction. We can’t really help them hands-on, but we can encourage them a lot more and try to make them more comfortable,” said Johnson.


Be sure to participate in NSU’s first Student Media Week and keep an eye out for the 72 hour film contest in the coming weeks.

Photo: S. McGhee

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