Herbert School of Communication

Student Communication Organizations and Productions

Participating in student communication organizations and productions is a valuable way to make connections and develop professionally. Potential employers often want to know that you took an active role in the communications field as a student.

The School of Communication invites you to become involved in one or more of the organizations described below. One look at the activities described here shows how diverse our student organizations are. But if you don't see an activity that meets your needs or interests, you can find other students who share those interests and start your own organization or production.

Hofstra Votes LIVE

Hofstra Votes LIVE brings together hundreds of students from across the School of Communication and Hofstra University, as members of WRHU, HEAT Network, and The Hofstra Chronicle collaborate to cover national and regional races.  Check out the HVL Highlights Reel.

Student Media Council

The School of Communication Student Media Council serves to foster collaboration among the school’s many student organizations, across disciplines and departments, and with the Dean’s Office. Members represent more than two dozen Herbert School student organizations and productions.

Student Organizations

HEAT Network
(Hofstra Entertainment Access Television Network)
HEAT Network is the School of Communication's student-operated college television production organization. Open to all students at Hofstra, HEAT Network produces original television programming, as well as entertainment and informational programming. All productions allow student participants to showcase their talents and achieve personal growth. The extent of participation is dependent on prior knowledge and experience, and there are numerous staff and production positions available for television enthusiasts of all levels.

For more information on our shows: heatnetwork.tv/

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Gershon

HER CAMPUS
Her Campus is the leading online magazine for college women written entirely by the world’s top college journalists. With more than 4,000 contributors and counting, Her Campus has content sharing arrangements with HuffPost, Self, USA Today, and Seventeen. Writers for the Hofstra University chapter have gone on to successful careers in dozens of major consumer magazines.

For more information, visit our site here.

Contact Us: Email

HFC
(Hofstra Filmmakers' Club)
HFC provides a creative and educational film community for students of all majors, offers connections with those who share a love and passion for film, and promotes a welcoming and collaborative environment for film enthusiasts and filmmakers. Membership is open to all students who are genuinely interested in film production.

Faculty Advisor: Professor George Nicholas

Hofstra Chronicle
The Hofstra Chronicle is the University's award-winning independent, student-run weekly newspaper, which covers both global and University-wide sports, news, and entertainment.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Brian McFadden

NABJ
(National Association of Black Journalists)
Hofstra University’s chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is committed to extending equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin.  The purpose of NABJ is to recognize and amplify the professional advancement of Black people and their stories in the news industry. We strive to educate the public on Black representation in media and cultural issues surrounding the community.

Faculty Advisory: Professor Ivan Cardona

NAHJ
(National Association of Hispanic Journalists)
The student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) at Hofstra University is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.  As an organization, we want to organize and provide support for Hofstra's future Hispanic journalists in employment opportunities and career development. We aspire to promote accurate and fair treatment of Hispanics by the news media and foster a greater understanding of the unique cultural identity, interests and concerns of Hispanic journalists. 

Faculty Advisory: Professor Ivan Cardona

NBPRS
(National Black Public Relations Society)
The National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) has served as an advocate for black professionals in public relations, media relations, corporate communications, investor relations, government affairs, community relations, and related fields.

Lamda Pi Eta
The School of Communciation’s Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity for discussion and the exchange of ideas; establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students; and explore options for further graduate studies. Contact Dr. Drucker for the application.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Susan Drucker

The Long Island Advocate
The Long Island Advocate is a showcase of the finest journalism and digital media content produced by Hofstra School of Communication students. It is part of the School of Communication’s commitment to community journalism — to building partnerships with and exploring the complex issues of the suburban communities around Hofstra University.

LongIslandAdvocate.com

Faculty Advisor: Professor Scott Brinton

Hofstra PRSSA
(Public Relations Student Society of America)
Hofstra's chapter serves its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development and networking opportunities, and to serve the public relations professional by helping to develop highly qualified, well-prepared professionals. It is open to all PR and Strategic Communication majors and The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication students. 

Faculty Advisor: Professor Jeff Morosoff

Pride Productions
Hofstra University Pride Productions produces live online broadcasts of select Hofstra events, including NCAA Division I athletics.

Faculty Advisor: Brian Potts

Pulse
Founded in 2008, Pulse is a semiannual magazine produced by student journalists in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.  The goal of Pulse is to inform, advocate for, and tell the stories of individuals and communities across Long Island.  Pulse is committed to community journalism and the staff hopes to amplify the voices of many unheard in today’s society, all while reporting the truth.  View the Spring 2022 publication here.

For more information about Pulse, contact the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, & Public Relations.

Required Radio
Required Radio is an alternative 24/7 music and arts internet radio station created by the Radio Program at The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Dennis Quinn.

SPJ
(Society of Professional Journalists)
The purpose of Hofstra's chapter is to bring students, faculty, and professionals together to discuss issues facing journalism today. Additionally, we hope to polish writing, reporting, and broadcasting skills. The student SPJ chapter is a subsection of the Long Island Press Club, the professional organization of journalists living or working on Long Island. The two groups work together closely on various journalistic projects and social events. The Hofstra chapter regularly sponsors career conferences, discussion groups, and field trips, all on the cutting edge of journalism.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Chris Vaccaro

The Swing Agency
The Swing Agency is a student-led integrated communication agency that has partnered with Hofstra’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, serving clients in the NY metro area that either address issues affecting disadvantaged communities or serve diverse communities.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Victoria Semple

WRHU-88.7 FM
(Radio Hofstra University)
At WRHU, students polish broadcasting / social media skills and create a variety of award-winning content (news, talk, public affairs, music, and sports). The station has won three Marconi Awards as the top College Radio Station in the nation from the National Association of Broadcasters and has been the flagship station of the New York Islanders for more than 10 years. Membership is open to all students at Hofstra. Interested students must apply, interview, and complete a 10-week noncredit training class, held twice per year. For more information, visit wrhu.org.

Faculty Advisor: John Mullen

Zeta Phi Eta
Zeta Phi Eta at Hofstra University is the Beta Eta chapter and was founded in 2013. We thrive on making strides as an organization both personally and professionally and all of our members are involved in the communications field.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Carol T. Fletcher – 516-463-6464