Students are encouraged to take advantage of co-curricular opportunities that exist at the student-operated radio station, WBSU 89.1 The Point, Talon Television or the newspaper, The Stylus. There also are opportunities to participate in professional organizations. Students find 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 award winning broadcasting 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 Journalism and Broadcasting 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. The Stylus is also available online and thousands of our views come from people outside of the Brockport area, which are more than likely our alumni. 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 Talon TV, a Club which produces weekly programming seen on the youtube channel, the on-campus television Channel 19, and on Time Warner Cable Channel 4. Student-written, student-produced, and student-directed regular programs include News 4 Brockport, a sports show, and the weekly entertainment show, What's Up What's Down. Learn more about Talon TV
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 in the public relations industry 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.
Society of Professional Journalists
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..
In 2019, the biannual Western New York College Media Conference will return. Students in the Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations department and the Society of Professional Journalists invite local professionals in broadcast television, print news, radio, public relations and digital media to give talks and advice on finding work in their fields. Keep up to date with the conference by following the SPJ Facebookpage.
Lambda Pi Eta
The Department of Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Relations at the College at Brockport recognizes the academic achievements of students and the promise they bring to the future of Journalism. Broadcasting, Public Relations, and Media Studies. The department is proud to sponsor a chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) National Communication Association Honor Society.
The Mu Delta Chapter of LPH provides students with the opportunity to be part of an extraordinary group of communication scholars. The Mu Delta Chapter of LPH is a student led organization that plans a variety of activities, meet the professors social events, campus lectures, trips to academic conferences, mentoring programs for new students, and community service projects.
LPH is a prestigious honor society that recognizes Department of Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Relations majors and Department of Communication majors who meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) minimum 3.25 in CMC or JRB classes, (2) minimum 3.0 overall GPA, (3) completion of 12 or more CMC or JRB credits, and (4) junior or senior status with 60 or more credits overall. Graduates students may also join the society if they meet the above requirements. Members are inducted into LPH in the spring semester.