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Student Activities: Student Media FAQ
The Log is University of Portland’s yearbook, designed and produced by a staff of students. The book is distributed to sophomores, juniors, seniors and recently graduated alumni each fall semester. The yearbook chronicles each academic year in words and photographs and usually runs approximately 160 pages. For more information, call The Log at 503-943-7114.
The Beacon is University of Portland’s student-run newspaper, published weekly 24 times each academic year. The 16-page publication is distributed free on campus and is also mailed to paid subscribers ($20 annual rate). To contact The Beacon call 503-943-7376 for editorial staff or email the advertising manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KDUP is University of Portland’s student-managed radio station. It broadcasts on campus at 1580 AM and anywhere in the world on-line. KDUP plays alternative music and regularly broadcasts student-created news shows, public service announcements, special programming and recorded lectures and interviews. To contact KDUP call 503-943-7284 or email email@example.com. To request a song call 503-943-7121.
Approximately 35 students hold paid positions at The Log, The Beacon, and KDUP 1580 AM. Additionally, about 50 students are volunteer DJs at KDUP. All jobs require a full academic year commitment. All students are welcome to apply for the paid jobs and unpaid DJ positions. Student media is an educational experience; no prior media experience is required for any position. However, when students apply for student media jobs, journalism skills and coursework are preferred. Experience working on a high school newspaper, yearbook or broadcast station is also highly considered.
Nancy Copic is the full-time direct advisor to The Beacon and liaison to the advisors of The Log and KDUP. Her office is located in the Office of Student Activities. Brian Blair is the direct advisor to KDUP and Rachel Mills is the direct advisor to The Log..
Generally, all paid positions at any of the three student media are open for application each February for the following academic year. Watch for the four page "Student Voice" advertisement in The Beacon in late January for specific information. This insert will include job descriptions and the amount compensated for each position. Applications are available at the front desk of the Office of Student Activities. The hiring process for the various student media jobs will typically be completed by the end of March. You can also check for postings on the following websites: Student Activities, KDUP, or the Beacon.
Digital photos can be submitted via e-mail to The Log. Please include your full name and contact information, a photo explanation, the date the photo was taken, and the correct spelling of the names of all individuals pictured in the photo. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the photo can not be submitted electronically, drop off the print (with all pertinent information on the back) in the Office of Student Activities, and staff will place it in The Log's mailbox.
Potential disk jockeys should contact KDUP at the beginning of each semester to apply, or download the DJ Application form the KDUP webpage. The station also holds D.J. informational meetings in early September and January for these purposes. Training sessions are required. No prior radio experience is necessary, only a willingness to learn and follow station protocols!
Download the current Ad Rate sheet from the Beacon webpage. You are welcome to pick up a free ad rate sheet in Student Activities as well. Special discounted rates apply to on campus advertisers, but ads are also accepted from local and national businesses and non-profits. If you have designed the ad yourself, email it to the Beacon Ad Manager by 5:00 p.m. on Monday on the week of Thursday publication. If you would like the ad manager to design the ad for you, please submit the ad by 5:00 p.m. Thursday the week prior to when you would like your ad in The Beacon. Ad space can be limited some weeks, and ads are generally accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Advertising content in The Beacon is the sole responsibility of the advertiser. The Beacon reserves the right to refuse, on rare occasions, ads that are not appropriate for publication.
Take a look at the student-run newspaper the Beacon on-line.
KDUP homepage link. Listen to web streaming, request a song, or request a public service announcement.
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