Student Showcase

Changing with Time
The Cabell County Courthouse Clock
Luke Williams

  • Luke Williams is an Online Journalism major at the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications. His study of the workings behind the historic Cabell County Courthouse clock is the video component for the JMC 465 Multimedia Reporting class. Luke also created interactive timelines to work in conjunction with this video.


Student Newspaper: The Parthenon

  • The first edition of a newspaper called The Parthenon appeared in November 1898, making it one of the oldest university newspapers in the country. A news magazine by another name predated it. The Parthenon is published Monday through Friday during the regular academic year, and on Thursdays in the summer. It is produced by student editors who are responsible for the news and editorial content. The paper consistently wins awards in competition with professional journalists and other university programs. The editor and managing editor are chosen by a media committee and they then choose their sixmember staff to serve as online, news, wire, sports, life and photo editors. During the regular academic year, most of the stories printed in the paper are written by students taking reporting classes thus earning students the clippings to build a professional portfolio for internships and job interviews. Nonjournalism students participate by writing columns, reviews and letters to the editor, or by serving as a staff editor if they have the necessary experience.

Student Radio Station: WMUL

  • WMUL-FM, 88.1 MHz, is the student broadcast service of Marshall University. The radio station provides hands on experience for a volunteer staff comprised of aspiring journalists, sportscasters and music disk jockeys. Students from every major operate WMUL-FM 19 hours daily, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. WMUL-FM has won numerous awards for its programming from organizations such as the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., College Media Advisers Inc., The Communicator Awards, Omni International Awards, Maxim Star Awards, Marconi College Radio Awards and National Association of College Broadcasters. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of WMUL-FM, West Virginia’s first public radio station.

Television Talk Show: Up Late

  • Up Late was a late night television talk show produced by Marshall University journalism students and hosted by Jamie LoFiego. Past guests include NFL quarterback Chad Pennington, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, university personalities, musicians and entertainers from the region. Past episodes are available on YouTube.

Television Newscast: MU Report

  • MU Report is the student-produced television newscast of Marshall University. Through a cooperative deal with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the newscast is currently seen across West Virginia on public television.