Department of Communications
— Student Media and Organizations
WUTM 90.3 FM "The Hawk" - Listen live
WUTM was named the Best College Radio Station in 2009 by the Southeast Journalism Conference. WUTM-FM is a FCC licensed noncommercial, educational radio station serving UT Martin and the surrounding area. The station is operated as a lab facility by the Department of Communications. WUTM's broadcast day is 24 hours seven days a week.
The Pacer - Read the online edition
The Pacer is University of Tennessee at Martin's editorially independent student newspaper and has consistently been ranked in the top ten best college newspapers in the Southeast by the Southeast Journalism Conference.
The Spirit is a magazine-style yearbook published at the end of the fall and spring semesters. The publication documents the events and activities of the campus.
National Association of Black Journalists
NABJ is committed to strengthening ties among black journalists, sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists, expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training, increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs. NABJ also is committed to fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, and outstanding achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large and Providing informational and training services to the general public.
The Association for Women in Communications
The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communication disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. The Association for Women in Communications is the one organization that recognizes the complex relationships that exist across communication disciplines. Modern communicators must demonstrate competence in varied disciplines and be able to network and make career moves acrossthe broad spectrum of communications fields.
Public Relations Student Society of America
The PRSSA chapter here at UTM started in 1997. Since then, our chapter has beengrowing and working towards improving students' chances of becoming successful Public Relations professionals. Our chapter works closely with several organizationsin the community to help improve the city of Martin. We also attend National PRSSA events, visit PR firms, and hold fun events here on campus.Our goal is to prepare students for the real world and try to give them the upper hand in today's competitive job market. The connections made through PRSSA open doors for future opportunities.
The Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulatinghigh standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotesthe free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work ofits nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journaliststhrough professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedomof speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
Media Design ClubThe Media Design Club is for anyone who is interested in learning about the production of media message and media design careers. The Media Design Club provides members with an opportunity to develop their skills by working with campus and community clients to design communication materials. The members also have an opportunity to learn from professionals in the field through field trips, guest speakers, and workshops.
The purpose of the Broadcasting Guild is to give recognition to students in college broadcasting activities, to promote closer ties between students and alumni in thebroadcasting field, to aid in the advancement of broadcast production and journalismat the university level, and to serve both the university and surrounding communitiesthrough public service and interaction. Members must hold a 2.00 grade point averageand show an interest in the field of broadcasting. If a member is a Communications major, they must also hold a 2.00 grade point average in their major as well.