English and Journalism

Journalism Student Activities, Organizations and Outreach

Recognized student organizations tied to Journalism include chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the American Advertising Federation (WAF: the Western Advertising Federation), the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and the Society of Professional Journalists (Western SPJ).

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Faculty sponsor—Mohammad Siddiqi

Meetings—Every Wednesday at 5:45 pm in Simpkins 20

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Faculty sponsor—Teri Simmons

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National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)

Faculty sponsor—Pearlie Strother-Adams

Meetings—Every Wednesday at 4:00 pm in Simpkins 019

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Faculty sponsor—Lisa Kernek

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School Visits

WIU Journalism visits area high schools and community colleges, so if you’d like a guest speaker to a class, student newsroom or other groups, contact the journalism program office or Bill Knight at (BK-Knight@wiu.edu) | (309) 298-1217.