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Organizations and Clubs

Ad Club

The Ad Club provides students the opportunity to put learning into practice.  This is done through participation in a national advertising competition, presentations by and networking opportunities with advertising professionals, and discussions of major issues in the rapidly evolving advertising and marketing industries. Advisor: Dr. Zeynep Tanes-Ehle, tanesz@duq.edu, 412-396-6456

The Duquesne Duke

The award-winning student newspaper covers news, sports and arts in campus and in the city. Student editors oversee the following sections: News, Features, Opinion, Arts and Entertainment and Sports. In 2010, the Duke was voted the top paper in Region 4 by the national Society of Professional Journalists. In addition to covering breaking news, students write stories about campus events, trends and personalities and opinion columns. Students also shoot photos and execute the design and production of the newspaper each week. The Duke offers students an opportunity to build a multi-media portfolio, as the paper has both a print and a Web edition that features graphics, audio and video. Many Duke reporters and editors have gone on to work for local and national media, including the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, Fox Sports, and a variety of other news and public relations firms. Advisor: Bob Kerlik -- BKerlik@FlyPittsburgh.com

Duquesne Student Television

Duquesne Student Television programs are produced by JMA students in the Journalism and Media Arts Department and current students of other schools that are part of Duquesne University. Content is created and produced by the students and submitted for approval by the Duquesne Student Television board and officers. This programming is independent of the programming produced in the classroom. Students have produced news, sports, game shows and informational programs. All students currently enrolled in Duquesne University are welcome to participate. Students do not need to be proficient in broadcasting procedures, each meeting contains training sessions, production and planning. Meeting schedule will be announced each semester.

Off the Bluff Magazine

Off the Bluff magazine is student-written, edited, designed and produced. The focal point is the Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Project, which since 2006 has explored Pittsburgh's rich and varied neighborhoods.

Previous editions can be viewed below:


Advisor: Dr. Mike Dillon – dillonm@duq.edu

Public Relations Student Society

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) open to all undergraduates from all schools within the University.   In weekly meetings, students who join PRSSA create, develop, and implement an actual public relations campaign for a local non-profit organization.   In addition, PRSSA sponsors networking opportunities in the form of talks and roundtable discussions led by Pittsburgh's top public relations professionals.  Develop your portfolios, get your work seen and heard, join PRSSA. Advisor: Dr. Zeynep Tanes-Ehle, tanesz@duq.edu

Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists, the nation's oldest journalism organization, is dedicated to improving and protecting journalism. SPJ is "dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty." The Duquesne University chapter holds regular meetings, organizes travel to journalism conferences, holds workshops and hosts speakers such as ESPN's John Clayton and CNN's Lisa Burns, as well as a variety of local reporters, editors and designers. Advisor: Dr. Mike Dillon, dillonm@duq.edu


WDSR is Duquesne University's Student Run and Operated Radio Station broadcasting on the World Wide Web. WDSR is open to all Duquesne Students looking to gain valuable experience in student media whether in front of the microphone or behind the scenes.

We broadcast out of College Hall and we're live 24/7. You can find us at duqsm.com, click the "Listen Now!" tab to check us out! Click for more information.

Our mission is to provide quality programming that is entertaining and informative while reflecting the lifestyle of Duquesne University students. Advisor: Jordan Mroziak, mroziak415@duq.edu