About Macon State
Student Media Mission Statement
Student Media, part of the Office of Student Life, provides interested students opportunities to learn about the art and craft of creative endeavors, journalism, and new media via three primary outlets - an annual literary/art journal, a campus closed circuit television lab, and a newspaper.
Macon State College Student Media offer students opportunities to develop talents in several areas, to gain an in-depth knowledge of College activities, to learn skills and develop a portfolio that will be useful long after the College years are over.
The Student Media are governed by Student Media Bylaws. The Student Media Bylaws were unanimously recommended for approval by the Student Affairs Committee on Sept. 19, 2008 and were approved Sept. 23, 2008, by Macon State College President Dr. David Bell.
The respective student media handbooks govern each medium. The handbooks include specific policies, procedures and forms for each medium. The handbooks also include related policies from the Student Handbook, the Registered Student Organization Handbook and the University System of Georgia.
Macon State College Student Media offices are located in the Student Life Center, Room 120. The Student Media Center offers a network of Apple computers, hard-disk drives and laser printers to typeset copy, design ads, create other graphics and assist in video production. The system and the various programs available for student use offer considerable flexibility in the production process. Cameras, recorders and related equipment are available for use in assigned projects. These must be signed out from leaders or the Student Media Coordinator. Software and applications are the property of Macon State Student Media.
Macon State Student Media are open to all students, regardless of major. For more information contact the Student Media Coordinator or visit the websites of each media.
The three Student Media are:
The Macon Statement – the award winning student newspaper, provides the students of Macon State College with “all the news that is news” around campus. The student newspaper will be staffed with well-qualified and responsible leaders and staff who will produce an accurate and timely newspaper on campus.
The paper is published every two weeks during the fall and spring semesters. Please see our website The Macon Statement.
Any student interested in working with The Macon Statement is encouraged to e-mail Dr. Kevin Cantwell, Interim Chair, Media, Culture, and the Arts at email@example.com.
DEADLINE: Noon, Friday, November 16, 2012
The Student Media Advisory Board is now accepting applications for editor of the student newspaper, The Macon Statement. The list of qualifications and the application process are designed to promote participation from all members of the student body and to secure the services of an individual who is motivated to provide positive leadership to the members of the staff.
Candidates must . . .
* Be enrolled at Macon State College for a minimum of 6 credit hours and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
* Have successfully exited all Learning Support requirements.
* Be willing to complete training as assigned, including the Macon State College Recognized Student Organization training session and mandatory student newspaper fundamentals training sessions.
* Work with the Student Media Coordinator to schedule staff training sessions in the various aspects of newspaper production.
* Have strong communication skills and ability to motivate staff.
* Be computer literate and should be willing to learn more computer skills.
* Maintain office hours (19.5 hours per week)
* Be willing to work closely with the Student Media Coordinator and the Student Media Advisory Board.
It is preferred that candidates . . .
* Have previous experience with the student newspaper or other newspaper (high school, college, or other)
* Candidates are required to submit three examples of previously published work. All writing samples should be submitted in hard copy. One sample should be a graded paper from a class.
* Candidates must submit a statement describing his/her vision for the student newspaper.
* Candidates must submit a current resume.
* Turn in all material to Siobahn Fisher, Secretary, Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
* Email a copy of all materials to Dr. Shereé Keith, Dr. Kevin Cantwell, and Ms. Dee Lindsey, Director of Student Life:
* The chair of the Student Media Advisory Board will convene a meeting of the Board for review and selection of the successful candidate. The Student Media Coordinator will advise the successful candidate in writing of his/her appointment.
The successful applicant will receive a stipend roughly equivalent to the salary of a student assistant working 19.5 hours per week.