JMC Student Groups
Whether you're a pre-major or a major, and no matter which sequence you're in, there's a student professional organization for you. Our JMC student groups are a way for you to connect with fellow students in your sequence, and start networking with potential internship providers and employers who come to campus to talk with groups or, perhaps, belong to the professional counterpart to our organization. Each student group has as its mission the goal of enhancing outside of class what you're learning in your classes.
The Advertising Club helps students gain insight on the constantly evolving strategic communication industry. The club participates in a variety of activities – from hosting seminars about job opportunities and graduate programs to touring advertising agencies in major cities. Participants in the Advertising Club develop meaningful connections in the advertising business.
Channel 8 News
Channel 8 News is a weekly newscast produced by students. The newscast, which airs live every Wednesday, is a product of two classes. Channel 8 News seeks to educate and guide student journalists who are learning how to deliver fair, ethical and balanced news coverage for local and surrounding communities.
Diverse Mass Communicators (DMC)
Diverse Mass Communicators aims to provide professional opportunities for diverse students and to promote cultural diversity in mass media. DMC seeks to actively recruit prospective majors from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities to create an all-inclusive group of students who are pursuing degrees in advertising, journalism and public relations.
JMC Ambassadors represent the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications in a professional, enthusiastic and informed manner, interacting with a variety of audiences, including prospective students, alumni, current students and faculty. Ambassadors assist with various activities on and off campus to promote the School and Kansas State University.
PowercatPR is Kansas State’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). It is an active, pre-professional society that is dedicated to offering its members opportunities to advance their knowledge of public relations and communications fields, while providing professional development through guest speakers, conferences, hands-on experiences and networking.
Royal Purple Yearbook
The Royal Purple has chronicled the stories of Kansas State every year since 1909. Students’ work has consistently led to the Royal Purple’s distinction as a decorated yearbook that has received All-American ratings, Pacemaker awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and Gold Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Kansas State has a student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, an organization “dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.” Founded in 1909, SPJ’s membership includes broadcast, print and online journalists, journalism educators and students interested in journalism careers.
Student Journalism Education Association (SJEA)
Students interested in a journalism education career – at the secondary or higher education level – are encouraged to get involved with the national Journalism Education Association. JEA offers training, resources and networks for existing and prospective teachers. Kansas State’s SJEA chapter has helped with the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.
TakeFlight is a student-run advertising and public relations agency that provides students with opportunities to work with real clients. Members of TakeFlight use skills in writing and design, and campaign strategies, to effectively serve their client’s needs. Through TakeFlight, students can gain real-world experiences that help them expand their portfolios.
The Collegian is the independent news source at Kansas State. Its content is created by a paid student staff, which also makes up its advertising and design teams. The Collegian’s website is updated regularly, while the print edition is published daily in fall and spring, and weekly over the summer.
Wildcat 91.9 KSDB-FM
KSDB-FM, which is managed and operated by students, is a non-commercial, educational radio station broadcasting on 91.9 MHz, cable TV channel 25 and streaming on the Internet and mobile platforms. KSDB-FM’s format includes news, sports and entertainment, featuring alternative, urban and new music – some recorded by local and regional artists.
Wildcat Watch is a made up of a group of students who love video production. Wildcat Watch provides video content and information created specifically for K-State students. Participants in Wildcat Watch have many opportunities; they can shoot, produce, anchor, crew, edit, write and gain quality experiences suited for their interests.