About the Student Media Center
The VCU Student Media is dedicated to the support and encouragement of responsible, independent student media to connect, explore and enrich the lives of the university’s many constituencies. It operates on a model of individual responsibility and professional standards rather than one of censorship and administrative control. It encourages the values of integrity, tenacity, creativity and honesty in the pursuit of excellence.
HUMS 291: Working in College Radio
Gain hands-on experience working at WVCW the university’s student-run radio station. Open to all majors; 3 credits.
HUMS 391: Publishing the plain china Literary Anthology
Gain hands-on exerience curating and publishing a national online undergraduate literary anthology. Open to all majors; 3 credits.
Advertising is available in The Commonwealth Times newspaper, Ink magazine and WVCW Radio.
To advertise with any of these student media groups, please contact one of our student ad representatives:
Mark Jeffries has worked in the visual communication field for over 25 years. He has experience working with graphic design firms, advertising agencies as well as magazines and newspapers.
Prior to coming to work at the SMC, Jeffries worked for 11 years as an art director for Style Weekly magazine in Richmond. He received numerous awards for his work at Style Weekly, Family Style and Home Style magazines from The Virginia Press Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.
Jacob McFadden is a graduate of VCU’s School of Mass Communications and SMC alumni. As an undergraduate, he was the Advertising Coordinator for the SMC and WVCW Promotions Director. During this time, he set the record as the highest earning salesperson in the Center’s history and started the nation’s first university-based podcast network, Potboiler.
While at VCU, was given an opportunity to perform stand-up comedy; he not only continues to perform stand-up with local and touring professionals, he also runs his own comedy room. McFadden has won several awards for his work professionally and as a student, including a Bronze Pencil, and was the first student to receive the Josephine Varnier Stone Award.
Prior to coming to work at the SMC he worked as an Advertising Coordinator for Pulsar Advertising. McFadden was responsible for media buying and client relations for several accounts in education and the public sector. He has also worked as a freelancer with several local businesses and is heavily involved with the CreateAthon@VCU program.