2020 Student Media Council Application
The Student Media Council is currently accepting applications for council membership with terms beginning during summer 2020. Read the following information and use the form below to apply.
About Student Media:
Student Media at the University of Utah has two primary missions: first, to engage, provoke, inspire and connect campus by telling the compelling stories of the University of Utah community; and second, to provide a hands-on experiential learning environment in media where students can put into practice skills and ideas from the classroom.
Established in 2009 by the Board of Trustees, the Student Media Council oversees a student fee which helps support the Student Media department which runs The Daily Utah Chronicle, K-UTE Radio, Wasatch Magazine, thegeekwave.com, View From the U, OurStor1es, University Media Sales, and AdThing, as well as a variety of other student driven media and journalism initiatives. The primary responsibility of members is to ensure that student media entities on campus provide a meaningful undergraduate experience and vocational orientation, and operate in a fiscally responsible manner.
By becoming a member of the Student Media Council, students, faculty, and industry professionals can play an active role in helping administer this student fee. Student voices are also vital in helping establish how Student Media grows and develops and best serves the campus community.
Members on this Council serve specific, staggered terms. For faculty and professional members, a typical term is a minimum of 3 years. For student members, a typical term is 2 years.
Members are required to attend a monthly meeting (August through May). Specifics of day and time are determined each semester depending on members’ schedules. Members will also be asked to review financial statements, applications for positions and funding and other documents via email, and possibly provide input to the rest of the Council via email. Occasional special meetings of the Council may also be called.
Open Council Positions Starting in 2020:
Faculty – 1 position, one 1 year term for any faculty member from the University of Utah
Professional – 1 position, one 3 year term for a local media professional
Students – 5 positions, two 1 year terms (any academic standing), three 2 year terms (must have at least 2 years left before graduation)
Applications are open until September 5, 2020 at 5 pm. Please fill out the form below and submit the required documentation.
By submitting this application, students also grant permission to Student Media to verify that you are an enrolled student, making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, and maintaining a satisfactory G.P.A.