Media & Public Relations
The Department of Communication’s Public Relations & Integrated Student Media agency (PRISM) fosters a dynamic learning environment where students are encouraged to apply classroom knowledge to strategic communication campaigns unfolding in real time.
PRISM members are provided the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations in and outside the state of Mississippi. Past and current clients include Mercedes-Benz of Tuscaloosa, the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, Shower Power, the Starkville Area Arts Council, OCH Regional Medical Center, MSU’s Department of Geosciences, the Center for Community-Engaged Learning, and many more.
Take 30 News
Broadcasting students produce multiple multimedia programs each semester. Take 30 provides hands-on experience for majors to prepare them for careers. Learn skills in producing, anchoring, writing, reporting, videography, directing, technical directing and more.
Take 30 News Directory
The Department of Geosciences and the Department of Communication partner to offer a minor in Communication for Broadcast Meteorology students. Many meteorology students complete a minor in Communication to gain the necessary skills needed in news writing, reporting and multi-media production to succeed in the broadcast industry as on-air meteorologists.
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Digital Media Center
The Digital Media Center houses the new television studio and control room for Take 30 news and other productions. The MaxxSouth Digital Media Center is a multi-media collaborative space equipped with technology designed to propel teaching, learning, exploration and research among Mississippi State University students, faculty and staff. The newly renovated space features a television studio, an audio and video studio, a collaboration studio, a makerspace, multimedia lab and the CAVS Mixed Reality Studio. For more information, visit the Digital Media Center website.
Hail State Productions
Hail State Productions offers students the opportunity to work/intern behind the scenes at sporting events airing on the SEC Network and ESPN.
Associate Athletic Director/Broadcast Operations
Mississippi State Athletics
The Reflector is Mississippi State University’s award-winning student newspaper, and the oldest student newspaper in the SEC. Since 1884, the Reflector has helped thousands of young writers, photographers, designers, and editors get their start in media. Some of the Reflector’s recent alumni who now shape the national dialogue include:
Ross Dellenger, national college football writer for Sports Illustrated
Elizabeth Crisp Dellenger, U.S. Capitol reporter for The Advocate
Ben Mims, cooking columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Anna Wolfe, investigative reporter and winner of the 2018 and 2019 Bill Minor Prize for Investigative Journalism
Craig Peters, senior editor for the Minnesota Vikings
Ryan Starrett, author of four history books about Mississippi and the South
Dustin Barnes, digital strategist for the USA Today Network
Although the Reflector still publishes a physical edition, it has adapted to the changing media landscape, winning national awards for its multimedia content and website in 2020. The Reflector is always looking for ambitious young content creators. Visit the Reflector website for more information.
University Television Center/MSTV
The University Television Center/MSTV offers students the opportunity to work directly with professional staff to deliver video products to both on-campus and off-campus clients. Working at the University TV Center also provides students access to broadcast-level production equipment and full-time television producers, providing hands-on education in visual messaging. For more information about the University Television Center/MSTV, please visit the UTC website.
Director of University Television Center
WMSV is the noncommercial, community station on the campus of Mississippi State University. WMSV programs a Triple A Music format. If you are not in the music industry, you probably have no idea what this means. It means that we play artists such as Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Eric Clapton, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Mumford & Sons, Of Monster and Men, The Killers, Muse and many others who appeal to our listening audience who range in age from 18 - 50 years old. Since its inception in 1994, WMSV has won over fifty state and national awards for its news, sports, and music programming.Students have the opportunity to work as announcers and as production or news staff at the station. For more information, visit the WMSV website.
WMSV General Manager