Student Media

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join a student publication at UNCW?

How can I have something published in Atlantis magazine?

Are Student Media staff paid for their work?

How can I publicize my organization's upcoming event?

I have a complaint or comment about something published in a student publication. Whom should I contact?

How do I submit an article for publication in The Seahawk?

How do I submit a letter to the editor of The Seahawk?

Can I earn academic credit by working in student media?

Does UNCW offer a journalism major?

How can I place an advertisement with UNCW Student Media?

Where can I find information about advertising rates?

Can I pay for my advertising online?

Does UNCW have a student radio station?

Who owns the material that is published in UNCW's student publications?

Where can I find a copy of Atlantis magazine or The Seahawk?

Where is the Student Media Center?

I am not a member of a Student Media organization. May I borrow equipment for a class assignment or a personal project?

Who decides what is published in student publications at UNCW?

How are student publications at UNCW funded?

Can any student serve on the Student Media Board?

 

How can I join a student publication at UNCW?

Contact any member of the organization you're interested in joining, or call us at 910.962.3229. We will forward your inquiry to the organization's chief officer. Feel free to drop by our offices on the ground floor of the Fisher University Union, Ste. 1049.

How can I have something published in Atlantis magazine?

Atlantis accepts submissions of prose (short fiction and nonfiction), poetry, visual art including photography, and images of three-dimensional art. Contributors must be currently enrolled students in any UNC school or Cape Fear Community College.

All submissions are made online. Click on the Submissions link. There you'll find full instructions.

Are Student Media staff paid for their work?

Executive staff of The Seahawk, Atlantis, TealTV and Hawkstream Radio earn small stipends. Advertising staff receive an hourly wage. All others working for student publications volunteer their time.

How can I publicize my organization's upcoming event?

For editorial coverage, contact our editors directly, as early as possible - we recommend two weeks or more in advance. Email works best. The Seahawk and Seahawk Central News also welcome news tips. Contact information is available here. Or call 910-962-3229.

I have a complaint or comment about something published in a student publication. Whom should I contact?

Contact the editor at the medium in question. Current email addresses can be found within the publication's masthead in print, online, or here.

How do I submit an article for publication in The Seahawk?

The Seahawk welcomes proposals for guest commentaries from anyone. Contact the editor-in-chief to propose your idea. Articles must be delivered by electronically, preferably by email. The Seahawk assesses all submissions for journalistic rigor and style.

How do I submit a letter to the editor of The Seahawk?

Email it directly to the editor-in-chief. Include your full name, phone number and city of residence, and indicate whether we may publish your name with the letter. Letters to the editor may be up to 250 words in length. The Seahawk reserves the right to make minor edits for clarity and length.

Can I earn academic credit by working in student media?

Yes. If you are an enrolled junior or senior, you may be eligible to earn up to six credits, depending on your major, as an intern with The Seahawk newspaper or possibly with TealTV as openings permit. Most of our interns work as news reporters, copy editors, or photographers. Approval by the department of your major is required, and restrictions may apply. Internships require 126 hours of work over a semester. Contact the internship coordinator in the department of your major for details.

Does UNCW offer a journalism major?

No, but UNCW's Journalism Minor is a robust 21-credit, interdisciplinary curriculum offered by the departments of English and Communication Studies. Combined with working for a student publication, it's a great way to jump-start a career in journalism, marketing, publishing and law.

How can I place an advertisement with UNCW Student Media?

Call us at 910-962-3789. We'll walk you through it. Beforehand, think about the results you'd like your advertising to achieve and what your budget will allow. We will work with you to design a campaign that fits your audience, your budget, and your desired goals. You can preview your options here.

Where can I find information about advertising rates?

Download our media kit (325Kb PDF) to see all the rates, market information, specifications and contact information you'll need.

Can I pay for my advertising online?

Yes. We have a secure payment portal that accepts Visa and MasterCard. Contact our sales director for information: (910) 962-3789.

Does UNCW have a student radio station?

Not currently. Hawkstream Radio was founded as an online streaming radio station but reconfigured itself in spring 2019 as a podcast-production studio, relaunching in fall 2019. We anticipate that Hawkstream will return to live streaming radio in the future.

Who owns the material that is published in UNCW's student publications?

The individual authors or creators retain copyright of works published in our student publications. For submitted work, a permissions agreement is struck between the contributor and the publication, giving the medium permission to publish the work for a specified duration and in specified ways.

Where can I find a copy of Atlantis magazine or The Seahawk?

Atlantis magazine in print is available across the UNCW campus, typically in the lobbies of classroom buildings, Campus Life facilities and Randall Library. Atlantis publishes three times a year, in November and April in print, and online in summer.

The Seahawk publishes weekly online. It ceased print publication in spring 2019. You can have the Seahawk's weekly newsletter come directly to your email inbox by subscribing for free at TheSeahawk.org.

TealTV debuts Seahawk Central News, Seahawk Central Sports, and other new programs weekly on its YouTube channel. Programs are, from time to time, also available on TimeWarner Cable channel 5 in Wilmington and on UNCW's campuswide CHWK network.

Where is the Student Media Center?

We are on the ground floor of the Fisher University Union in suite 1049, next door to the P.O.D. convenience store. We are open Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Visitor parking is available nearby.

I am not a member of a Student Media organization. May I borrow equipment for a class assignment or a personal project?

No. Use of Student Media equipment is reserved for use by authorized members of our registered media organizations.

Who decides what is published in student publications at UNCW?

The student editors choose all the content they publish. The university, including all faculty, staff and advisers, has no prior knowledge of the students' content and exerts absolutely no prior review of content before publication. Student publications at UNCW work independently from the university and have all the rights and responsibilities of off-campus professional publications.

How are student publications at UNCW funded?

Registered student-media organizations are eligible to receive student fees allocated by either the Student Government Association or the Student Media Board. Some student-media budgets are supplemented by revenue earned from advertising sales and sponsorships. The Student Media fee is currently assessed at $12.50 per full-time equivalent student (FTE) per year, plus additional fees from summer enrollment.

Can any student serve on the Student Media Board?

Almost any. The Student Media Board (SMB) has two student-at-large seats intended for students who are not otherwise affiliated with any student-media organization. They represent the voice of the broader student body. Candidates must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to qualify. Applications for volunteer service on the SMB are accepted in the spring and summer for the following school year. The board meets monthly in the fall and twice monthly in the spring.