Find out information about our student organizations by clicking on their web addresses listed below:
Florida Magazine Student Association
The Florida Magazine Student Association is a professional organization committed to serving the employment, educational and social needs of UF students interested in pursing a career in magazine writing, editing, designing and/or publishing. FMSA connects its members to editors of local and national publications and to the faculty from the College of Journalism and Communications. Members have the opportunity to take part in resume critique workshops every semester, listen to inspiring guest speakers and gain a greater knowledge of the magazine world.
We are also a chapter of Ed2010, a community of young, eager magazine editors and magazine-editor wannabes who want to learn more about the industry and obtain editing positions.
A national honor society for journalism-focused students those excelling in academics. You will be invited based on your GPA.
The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media. NPPA encourages photojournalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and in their personal code of ethics. NPPA vigorously promotes freedom of the press in all its forms. To this end, NPPA provides continuing educational programs and fraternalism without bias, as we support and acknowledge the best the profession has to offer. Our members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry.
The Society of Professional Journalists is the leading national organization of student and professional journalists. Membership is open to all students who intend to embark on a career in media. The national organization is especially active in journalism ethics, freedom of information and cases involving the rights of reporters. Chapter meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
Student Society for News Design
The Student Society for News Design (SSND) is an international professional organization with more than 2,500 members worldwide. Students are encouraged to join the University of Florida chapter. We host guest speakers who are noted newspaper and magazine designers, art directors, website designers or editors. Students are also encouraged to participate in national design competitions sponsored by the Society and travel to SSND’s workshops and quick courses. All members receive a subscription to Design magazine, a monthly newsletter, and the annual book, The Best of Newspaper Design. Members are also eligible for student mentoring programs and scholarships and are encouraged to seek out design internships. For more information, please contact Associate Professor John Kaplan, the faculty adviser.