Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Mass Communication

1 Drexel Drive

Campus Box 93

New Orleans, LA 70125

504-520-5092 phone

504-520-7919 fax

mscm@xula.edu

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) - is an organization of journalists, students, and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) - The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.

The Xavier Herald - The Xavier Herald is the official student newspaper at Xavier University. Housed in the Department of Mass Communication, the Herald is designed, written, edited and distributed by students from across the curricula. Additionally, students from the Division of Business serve as business manager and ad sales representatives each semester. The students produce a minimum of 12 issues and print 24,000 copies per academic year. The Herald staff has won awards for reporting, design, and Web design/content from the Louisiana Press Association, Southeast Journalism Conference, Associated Collegiate Press, and other media-related organizations.

Xavier Television (XTV) - This student-run operation broadcasts on the local cable public access channel. Students produce professional style telecasts during each semester. Such shows include: XU Factor, X-Cuse U, XTV News One, and Campus Connection.

The Xavierite - Xavier University's yearbook, The Xavierite, is also housed in the Department of Communications. Students from all majors and disciplines work on the yearbook as designers, photographers, and copy editors and writers. Students are responsible for artistic designs, including the overall theme, cover, endsheets and sections. Students work year-round to produce the Xavierite and ensure it is a quality product that positively reflects Xavier's student body, mission, and founder St. Katharine Drexel.