Whether you prefer writing for a newspaper, hosting your own radio program or reporting for a television newscast, Eastern offers you the chance to get real-life experience doing what you love.

All Things Eastern Podcast

This periodic video podcast, hosted by Dr. Patti Dobson, is produced in-house by students here in the Department of Communication. All Things Eastern spotlights issues and events that are of interest to the ENMU community, including the creative and scholarly work of ENMU faculty, student exhibitions, and contemporary issues that affect the university. Students operate cameras, work as floor directors, and assist with editing. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in broadcast journalism and broadcast production. For more information on how you can get involved, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit All Things Eastern's Facebook page.

Radio Drama: Theater of the Mind

Long before television took the world by storm families gathered around their radios to listen to all-acoustic dramatic programs known as radio dramas. The Department of Communication is reviving the glory days of old-time radio dramas such as The Shadow, Dick Tracy, and Orson Welles's infamous The War of the Worlds with our new Theater of the Mind series.

HoundBytes

HoundBytes is an online magazine that showcases original work created by ENMU students, faculty and staff. Currently, HoundBytes is accepting articles for publication on any topic of interest to the University community; submission queries may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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KENW

KENW is a public television and radio station that broadcasts from the campus of ENMU. KENW offers access to professional equipment and first-class facilities to students interested in gaining professional broadcasting experience. You earn course credit while working for on-air programs such as Sports Look, the nationally syndicated Creative Living, or the student-run weekly news program News 3 New Mexico. Opportunities for hands-on experience include audio and video production, on-air talent, news reporting, graphic design, floor directing, camera operations, and more. If you are interested in getting involved with KENW, contact your academic advisor.

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Graduate Assistantships

As a graduate student, graduate assistantships offer valuable experience and financial support. Graduate assistants in the Department of Communication are hired on a yearly or semester-by-semester basis, depending on your qualifications and departmental need. As a graduate assistant, you are primarily responsible for teaching lower-division undergraduate communication courses; in some cases you may also work with faculty as research assistants or assisting in other department-related duties as needed. The University waives out-of-state tuition, allowing graduate students to pay tuition and fees at in-state rate. If you are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship, submit the Application for Graduate Assistantship form to the department's Graduate Coordinator.

The Chase

The Chase is a student-run newspaper that offers hands-on experience to blossoming journalists, graphic designers, and photographers. Each week, The Chase staff designs and produces the full-size broadsheet publication. The Chase fills approximately 30 staff positions each semester, allowing students to publish work they can clip and add to their portfolios for future employers. Working with faculty, peers, and the community reinforces responsible journalism and gives students the opportunity to produce a publication of which they may be proud. For information, contact Faculty Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Internships

The Department of Communication's internship program provides you a valuable opportunity to gain professional experience in the communication field and earn course credit at the same time. Working side-by-side with industry professionals from corporate, government, non-profit, or academic organizations, as a student intern, immerses you in an environment that complements your course of study. Interns master marketable skills, develop a professional network, and learn how to communicate effectively in professional settings. For more information contact the department's Internship Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For More Information Contact

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Associate Professor of Communication, Department Chair, Graduate Coordinator
Communication Center (COM), Room 100
575.562.2140