Hands-On Experience for Communication Majors at ENMU

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

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 Lonnie Berry or visit All Things Eastern's Facebook page.


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. For information, contact Faculty Adviser Dr. Patricia Dobson.

HoundBytes Online Magazine


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 adviser.

KENW's Website

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 a research assistant 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 the low in-state rate. If you are interested in applying for a graduate assistantship, you can apply through neogov.


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 Adviser Prof. Qian Yu.

The Chase Website

Studio C

Studio C Presents is an opportunity for broadcast students to practice their craft. Experienced students will have the opportunity to create an information or talk show from start to finish. Students can create a studio production, a field production or an audio podcast that they have creative control over. These projects will be posted on YouTube, linked to the appropriate department pages and in some cases air live over the houndwaves internet radio stream.


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 Dr. Patti Dobson.

For More Information Contact

Dr. Patricia Dobson
Chair, Department of Communication; Professor of Communication; Graduate Coordinator
Office Location: Communication Center (COM), Room 100
Phone: 575.562.2130