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Student Organizations

Student organizations play an important role in the life of JSchool students. While each organization has a faculty adviser, the main work of each organization is done by student officers and members. As such, student organizations give journalism students the chance to gain valuable leadership experience as well as shape important learning opportunities for themselves and their peers. In addition, student organizations help younger students network with juniors and seniors.

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Associated Press Sports Editors. The main focus of the chapter is to get national exposure, form invaluable relationships with professionals in the sports journalism business, and provide networking that will lead to internships and jobs for all of the members. What makes APSE unique is that every professional who speaks to the chapter is interviewed by one of the members, because we are journalists first. It is our goal to know how to conduct and execute a successful interview. Some people we have already brought to campus include Tim Stephens, who was editor-in-chief at CBS Interactive at the time, ESPN's Chris Broussard, and Nick Creegan, an on-air host and producer at AOL Sports.

Black Student Communication Caucus (BSCC). Utilizing communication as a powerful tool, the mission of the Black Student Communications Caucus is to encourage personal/professional development and increase participation on the Ohio University Campus and in the Athens community.

Ohio Sports Broadcasting Club is an outlet for radio and TV play-by-play announcers, color commentators, sideline reporters and sports show hosts to meet, discuss and practice the profession.

Ohio University Advertising Association (Ad Club) is a student chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Students get hands-on experience developing national advertising campaigns, through a competition sponsored by the AAF. In addition to participating in a national career day, the club hosts professionals from all areas of the advertising industry.

Online News Association The ONA's mission is to foster the growth of digital media at OHIO! Our meetings offer noteworthy advice from successful digital media professionals. Learn new skills taught in our ONA @ OU technical skills workshops. Engaging conversations with fellow journalists, innovators and creative minds

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a pre-professional organization affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America designed to provide its members with practical experiences in public relations. Activities include weekly meetings, socials, internships, public relations experience, and conferences.

Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is a student chapter of an international professional organization. The group allows students to learn from professionals at regional conferences and as campus guests. It provides networking opportunities for students seeking internships and jobs and hosts an annual regional broadcasting conference.

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) promotes journalism as an ethical profession. The group conducts many programs and activities each year, such as sponsorship of speakers and panel discussions, social events, service projects, workshops, and other events that provide opportunities to learn and gain new skills. SPJ members attend national and regional networking conventions and work on issues relating to ethics and freedom of information.