The UW Advertising Club (Ad Club) is a registered student organization affiliated with the American Advertising Federation. Ad Club holds biweekly meetings with guest speakers from the profession and facilitates socials, field trips and creative opportunities for students wishing to gain experience in the field of advertising.
AWC is the UW–Madison student chapter of the national organization. It holds biweekly meetings featuring speakers from the communication field who share advice and insight into the professional world. AWC also facilitates field trips to big market cities, holds socials and provides volunteer experience for women at UW–Madison interested in the communications industry.
The Badger Herald is the one of the nation’s largest fully independent student daily newspapers. Student reporters, editors, advertising representatives, photographers and graphic designers are accepted at all levels.
The Badger Report is a collaborative effort from the students in J419: Electronic News for Web and Broadcast. The course is a working newsroom, where students research, write, videotape, edit and produce a weekly live-streamed newscast, focusing on video storytelling, while also developing a multimedia approach to reporting.
Curb is a magazine produced annually in the fall semester by students of J417: Magazine and Publishing. Students study the modern magazine industry as they produce professional quality magazine articles for multimedia platforms, including print, website and tablet devices.
The Daily Cardinal is published Monday and Thursday and distributed throughout the UW–Madison and surrounding community. Students of all levels may apply to be reporters, copy editors, advertising representatives, graphic designers and photographers.
PRSSA, UW–Madison Chapter, holds biweekly meetings during the academic year, featuring guest speakers from a variety of communication fields. These meetings offer networking opportunities with professionals, the ability to develop PR and communication skills through hands-on activities, and the chance to meet other students interested in public relations, communication, journalism or marketing.
The Society of Professional Journalists offers students the opportunity to network with professionals in print, broadcast and new media and tackle projects related to a free and open press. SPJ’s mission is to promote and defend the First Amendment; encourage high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism; and promote and support diversity in journalism.