The Campus Chronicle
Newspaper, Newsletter & Magazine Production
Alcorn State University’s Mass Communication students sharpen and hone their skills in publications,
especially newspaper and magazine production. Students learn how to research,
design, layout, write and edit articles and stories for newspapers in
classrooms and through practical experience.
Classes like News Writing, News Editing, Publication Design, Layout and Design, and
Feature Writing prepare students to develop brochures, magazines, fliers, posters
and newspapers for production.
Under the guidance of trained and seasoned professors, students gather news, take
photographs, write, edit, layout and design the newspaper Campus Chronicle for
print publication and distribution.
Each year, an editorial board led by an Editor-in-chief and Deputy Editor, run and
manage the paper. Usually, the Editor-in-Chief serves as the designer.
The paper, which is published periodically, also has beat reporters who cover
church, religion, sports, entertainment, campus life, movies, international and
other stories. Depending upon the students, the paper often ranges from 8-20
pages. The Campus Chronicle also has an online edition, which you can
find at www.asuchronicle.com.
Over the years students have published articles on a wide range of topics. Besides
their focus on campus activities, sports, culture, and profiles, national and
global issues also feature prominently in the paper.
There is a growing need in the industry for writers and reporters who can produce insightful,
tightly written, accurate content in a timely and consistent manner. Those
students who are sincere in pursuit of a career in this area will be well
trained and well prepared to thrive in today’s workplace.
Over the years, the paper has served as fertile training ground for successful writers who currently serve as
Advertisers, Public Relations Practitioners, Sales Managers, Teachers,
Reporters and Managers.