Students are encouraged to take advantage of co-curricular opportunities that exist at the student-operated radio station, WBSU 89.1 The Point, the Brockport TV Club, the newspaper, The Stylus , the Public Relations Club, and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Many of the College at Brockport students have found their experiences with campus media an invaluable part of their preparation for successful careers in journalism, radio/television, and related fields.
WBSU 89.1 The Point is a non-commercial, student volunteer station operating year-round with 7,300 watts serving seven counties in Western New York. The station may also be heard world-wide on the Web. Supervised by a broadcast professional, Warren Kozireski, the station mission is to provide a "working classroom" using professional radio operations as its model. Programming a mix of alternative, Top 40 and rock daily, The Point is affiliated with Associated Press providing national news, sports and weather which is supplemented with local material. The station is affiliated with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI). The station is professionally structured with student directors running departments such as: programming, news, production, underwriting, public relations, sports, engineering, and the Website. WBSU 89.1 The Point carries live sports broadcasts including Golden Eagles football, hockey, women's and men's basketball; high school hockey and spring sports.
The station facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment including BE AudioVault, Adobe Audition digital editing, Selector music scheduling software, 360 Systems and a digital FM studio opened in 2008 featuring a Wheatstone Evolution series console.
In addition to the FM station, the sister station (The Circuit) is the training ground for all new members and broadcasts via cable to the residence halls and some dining facilities on campus. The Circuit operates seven days a week during the academic year. You do not need to be a broadcast major to join the station. Professional experience can be gained for preparation in fields such as business, public relations, writing, sports management, political science and marketing as well as radio, television and Internet media.
The Stylus is the weekly award-winning student newspaper, distributed free at many campus locations and in the village. It is staffed, operated and edited entirely by students. In 2009, the newspaper received a First Place in Best of Show for four-year college weekly tabloids at the Associate Collegiate Press National College Newspaper Convention and a Fourth Place in the Best of Show category for four-year college weekly tabloids at the Associate Collegiate Press/College Media Advisors National College Media Convention.
The Stylus is always looking for new members. Joining is simple: just drop by The Stylus offices in the lower level - Seymour College Union .
Students interested in television production may join the TV Club which produces weekly programming seen both on the on-campus television channel and on Time Warner Cable Channel 4. Student-written, student-produced, and student-directed regular programs include Brockport Weekly (news and feature magazine), The Eagle's Nest (campus sports), and Almost Television (alternative programming). For more information about Brockport Weekly and Eagle's Nest go to http://www.acs.brockport.edu/~btv/
The Department’s PR Club invites students from all majors to join. This is an opportunity for hands-on experience planning and executing public relations activities for the department and campus. Previous events overseen by the club include campus visits from alumni working at ESPN and Fear Factor as well as a basketball game between former members of the Buffalo Sabres and the Brockport faculty. The Club also engages in fundraising activities for charitable organizations.
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapter at The College at Brockport is one of only three undergraduate SPJ chapters in the SUNY system. Students in SPJ network with working journalists and work on projects to increase student awareness of the gift of free speech. SPJ is a national professional organization that offers professional development and advocates for free speech and journalism ethics. For more information about how to join Brockport's SPJ chapter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event took place at the College at Brockport in March 2010 and was sponsored by the Department of Communication.
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