Student Media Opportunities

Though not affiliated with the School of Communication and Journalism, student media outlets at Auburn University offer our majors many ways to gain practical experience.

The Auburn PlainsmanPlainsman seeks volunteers

The Auburn Plainsman is Auburn University’s award-winning student newspaper. The editorial and business staffs consist of University students who produce the weekly print and daily online publication. The print publication is available free for all Auburn University students and faculty every Thursday all over campus. The Auburn Plainsman has been an independent entity since 1985. Student editors and managers determine the editorial content, coverage and policies. The Plainsman is a learning laboratory for journalism, marketing, graphic art, photography and students of all majors. The Plainsman received awards for excellence from the Associated Collegiate Press and has won the National Pacemaker award many times in its history. Volunteer meetings are every Wednesday at 7 p.m., in Suite 1111 in the Student Center. Students can write for any section, take photographs or create multimedia packages. Visit their website at: theplainsman.com. Interviews for paid staff members are held before each semester.

WEGL

WEGL (91.1 FM) is Auburn University’s Class A, non-commercial FM College radio station. WEGL’s broadcast listening area includes the Alabama counties of Lee, Chambers, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa, and Muscogee County, Ga. WEGL streams its broadcasts over the Internet through its website. WEGL’s all-volunteer DJ staff includes various members of the Auburn University student, faculty, and staff populations. WEGL 91′s broadcasting studio is in Suite 1105 of the Student Center. WEGL plays a variety of music and does play-by-play announcing for sporting events. Students of any major can be a DJ for WEGL. New DJ sign ups are held at the beginning of every semester. For more information, visit WEGL’s website: wegl.auburn.edu

Eagle Eye News

Students interested in broadcast journalism are encouraged to volunteer at Eagle Eye News, a student television news organization at Auburn University. Each show is entirely produced by students each fall and spring semester. The program is aired Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Auburn Campus cable channel 6 and in High Definition all day on Channel 6.1. Eagle Eye airs its show live through its website and AU cable channel 6, Thursday nights at 7 p.m. (Central). All AU students regardless of their major are welcome to work at Eagle Eye. Students can gain experience as reporters, producers, camera operators, still and motion graphic designers, commercial directors and 3-D animators. Volunteer meetings are every Monday, at 6:30 p.m., in Suite 1105 of the Auburn University Student Center. Visit their website at: www.eagleeyetv.com

The Glomerata

The Glomerata is Auburn University's annually circulated yearbook. Every April, 12,000 copies of the 528-page “Glom,” are distributed to Auburn students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Glomerata holds the distinction of having one of the largest circulation student-produced publications in the country. It is one of the top five largest yearbooks in the SEC. The Glomerata accepts applications for staff membership every fall, which includes writers, designers and photographers who are interested in helping to construct the yearbook. Membership is open to any Auburn University student.

The Circle

The Auburn Circle is Auburn University’s literary/art/general interest magazine. It serves as a forum for the artists, writers, photographers and designers of Auburn University. The Auburn Circle is free to all students. Issues are published once each fall and spring. Students from all majors, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters of Auburn University are invited to submit to The Circle. Magazine editors are always looking for submissions in prose, poetry, journalism, fine art, sculpture, graphic design & illustration, fiction & non-fiction literature, fashion design, interior design, architecture and any other documentable literary/art forms. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/theauburncircle, www.twitter.com/AuburnCircle, or email auburncircle@hotmail.com.

AU Sports Productions

Students interested in sports production can gain practical experience through Auburn University Athletics. Students get hands-on experience as production assistants for AU Athletics, CBS, ESPN and other national telecasts. Students can also work with the TigerVision production crew that produces football, basketball and gymnastics video at AU.

Contact Information

Judith Sheppard

Judith Sheppard

Journalism Program Director
227 Tichenor
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-4594
sheppje@auburn.edu

Last Updated: March 30, 2014