Elizabethtown College is home to several student-run and community-based campus media outlets. Participation in these media allows you to gain hands-on, practical experience from day one.
The Etownian is Elizabethtown College's weekly newspaper. The full-color newspaper is produced completely by student writers and editors--from a variety of majors--and is distributed each Thursday when classes are in session. The Etownian covers news, feature stories and sports. The newspaper's offices are located on the second floor of the Steinman Center. In 2010, The Etownian unveiled its redesigned website, which offers a digital version of the newspaper and interactive elements.
ECTV-40 is a 24-hour cable access channel owned and operated by the Department of Communications at Elizabethtown College and housed on the second floor of the Steinman Center. Not only does the television station provide a critical learning environment for students, but its programming also informs and entertains approximately 25,000 viewers in and around Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. ECTV airs original, student-produced programming, including news and entertainment shows.
Located on the dial at 88.3 FM, WWEC-FM is a student-managed radio station affiliated with the Department of Communications. The radio station is both a local media outlet and a working media laboratory for students. Over 30 DJs—students, staff and community members—host shows in time slots between the hours of 5 p.m. and midnight on Sunday through Friday and all day Saturday. WWEC features a variety of programming: music, news, sports, weather and special programming. The FCC-licensed, 100-watt radio station can be heard across a seven-mile radius from the College – and round the world through live Internet streaming. The WWEC-FM offices and studio are located on the second floor of the Steinman Center. For programming information and to hear the station's live stream.
WeTown is a citizen journalism blog, and a collaborative project between the Department of Communications and the residents of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Stories on a wide array of issues, as well as images and other content are posted by students, faculty and community members.
The Conestogan, Elizabethtown College's yearbook, is produced by a team of students and published annually each fall. Each volume covers events in sports, student life, clubs and academics. The yearbook office is located on the second floor of the Baugher Student Center. To learn more about the Conestogan, contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jay Firm
Newest of the student media operations is The Jay Firm, a student-run communications agency. The mission of The Jay Firm is to provide corporate communications students with an opportunity to independently practice public relations and marketing communications for clients outside of the classroom. The agency is currently an independent organization (it receives no funding from the College). It is being managed by a dedicated group of student volunteers and faculty advisor, Dr. Matt Telleen. The firm is currently modeled as a voluntary learning laboratory where students work pro bono for clients. Clients will be expected to pay for expenses (i.e., supplies, printing or other expenses) related to completing their projects. As the organization develops, a business model and funding will be formalized.