College and university students need outlets to promote and publish their works. This is especially true of mass communication and/or journalism students who face a field of interdisciplinary skill, including sedentary storytellers’ fear: multimedia.
At the Black College Communication Association Student News Media Conference in spring, students from various HBCUs expressed the challenges that they faced with their campuses’ administrations and Student Government Associations.
They also revealed that some student journalists are at a standstill because their schools do not have radio, television and/or newspaper outlets for students to hone their skills.
The conversation could easily steer into a critique of why some schools have these outlets and others do not. While conversing about the status of these schools and their ability to provide for students is healthy, for students who want to become published and/or gain experience in the interim, there are options.