Sunday, November 7, 2010
The freedoms of religion and speech in the United States are often looked at as a prime demonstration of America’s democracy.
But among the First Amendment rights, the freedom of the press is at least equally important.
While media outlets are frequently criticized for being politically biased, having agendas or for being inaccurate, they provide people with a place to get their information from, without forcing those people to go to every political debate or basketball game.
Students on the SUU campus have the incredible opportunity to take part in student media, whether it be on a volunteer basis, through submissions to the University Journal opinion section or working as a member of the SUTV, suunews.com or University Journal staffs.
While all of the student media staff members are still learning every day and sometimes mistakes are made, we get to provide students with information they might not otherwise be able to find.
Whether it’s reporting stats from the latest game or investigating school policies, working in journalism is an exciting and fast-paced student job that looks excellent on a resume and provides journalists with valuable skills, including interpersonal, writing and critical thinking skil
The University Journal Editorial Board encourages students to apply to work at the University Journal. Applications are now available for Spring 2011 semester.
Whether you’re interested in photography, journalism, creative writing, editing, graphic design or web design, the University Journal would welcome your participation.
Students who don’t get involved in extracurricular activities miss out on experiences they would otherwise use for the rest of their lives.
College isn’t just about academics, it’s also about the social atmosphere and skills students get outside the classroom.
The opinions expressed above are the collective perspective of the University Journal Editorial Board. The editorial board meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. in room 176C of the Sharwan Smith Center. Readers are also welcome to comment online at suunews.com.