COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the University’s response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the Student Media office has moved to a fully virtual presence and our physical office space will remain closed until further notice.

The safety, health, and overall well-being of our campus community is always our first concern.

Although the Mason community is experiencing many changes and challenges associated with COVID-19, we are committed to continuing our mission to enrich, entertain, and inform the #MasonNation as the voice of the student body.

To help you stay connected during this time we are pleased to announce the debut of Student Media @home, a collection of student-created content.

Start exploring: studentmedia.gmu.edu/at-home

For updated campus-wide information, visit: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus

If you need to reach us during this time, please email stumedia@gmu.edu 

You can always find staff and media group contact information by navigating the tabs at the top of this page.

We look forward to greeting you in person again soon!

 

Student Media Welcomes Jordanian IREX Fellow

Please join Student Media in welcoming Mohammad Abdallah Khamis, a visiting fellow from Jordan, to the Mason community! Khamis is currently an independent screenwriter and producer participating in Community Solutions, a leadership development program that helps place visiting fellows with host institutions in the United States in partnership with IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board) and the U.S. Department of State.

Khamis joined Student Media in early August and brings with him many years of experience in media production and social media marketing. Most recently a content writer and producer at Kharabeesh, Khamis started his career in media as a reporter with UNESCO documenting youth educational activities at the Embassy of France in Sudan. He has also worked with UNICEF and several organizations in Malaysia, where he worked for more than 13 years in the event management industry.

Upon completion of his practicum, Khamis plans to continue his work empowering talented youth in Jordan to produce creative content that spreads the values of tolerance, peace, democracy, violence prevention and conflict resolution.

Khamis’ latest film, Morning of the Night, premiered in Jordan in 2019 and the U.S. debut is scheduled for Friday, November 15th in the Johnson Center Cinema (click here to learn more and RSVP).

Click here to check out Khamis’ IMDB page.
 

Guest Speaker: Journalist Peter Copeland

Student Media was proud to welcome author and journalist Peter Copeland as a special guest speaker on Friday, October 11th. His latest book, Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter, was a perfect jumping-off point for a fascinating and thoughtful group discussion about journalism’s past and future with student editors and staff.

Copeland’s extensive work with newspapers, wire services, magazines, cable television networks, broadcast television stations, and digital platforms made him the perfect guest speaker to share career insights and inspiring stories with our aspiring media professionals. Throughout his 40-year career Copeland served as Washington bureau chief of the E.W. Scripps Company, editor and general manager of Scripps Howard News Service, a Pentagon correspondent, a foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, and a night police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago, just to name a few.

Click here to learn more about Peter Copeland and his new book.

Many thanks to Peter Copeland and #FallfortheBook!
 

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