Morgan State University has two major student publications, The Spokesman and The Promethean. Both publications provide required practicum experiences for students majoring in Journalism and for other non-majors working on the publications. Students working on these publications are required to meet minimum qualifications to serve in editorial, news-gathering, reporting and management positions and must be enrolled concurrently in appropriate one-credit practicum courses in Journalism.
Offices for both The Promethean and The Spokesman are located in the Publications Suite of the New Communication Center, and both are administered through the Journalism Program in the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. Students are directly responsible for the production of the newspaper and yearbook, and they are guided and assisted by Journalism advisers and managers to ensure quality publications.
The Spokesman is the student newspaper. It serves as a medium of student expression and gives students valuable newsroom experience in producing publication. Membership on the staff is open to all students who meet the qualifications, which include some prior or concurrent training in journalism and concurrent enrollment in journalism practicum courses. The paper holds membership in the Intercollegiate Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press.
The Promethean is the University’s annual yearbook. It gives student staff members the opportunity to develop their skills in editing, graphics and journalism. Membership on the staff is open to all students who meet the qualifications, which include some prior of concurrent training in journalism and concurrent enrollment in journalism practicum courses; and graduating seniors are encouraged to work on the staff. The publication focuses on the senior class, and it also provides a historic record of the University’s graduating class, outlining their social and academic activities and achievements.
Students interested in working on these two publications should contact the Department of Communication Studies or visit the Publications Suite in the Communications Center; and they should enroll in the appropriate practicum course each semester. Student should also contact individual academic departments for information on other publications specific to the disciplines.