Student-Driven Media

In Ifill College, we believe in student-driven media as a means of carrying on Gwen Ifill’s legacy by preparing the next generation to foster an informed and creative public.

Current Student-Driven Productions in Ifill College

All productions are open to participation from students across Simmons University.

Ifill Faculty Fellow in Student-Driven Media

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Erica Moura, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Communications
Faculty Fellow in Student-Driven Media (2019-2021)

The Ifill Faculty Fellow in Student-Driven Media provides faculty leadership around efforts to carry on the legacy of Gwen Ifill’s commitment to professional excellence and an informed and engaged public. The Fellow chairs the Student-Driven Media and Productions Advisory Board, oversees its budget, and liaises with student-driven publications and entities, currently including CommTracks, Sidelines, Simmons Radio, Simmons Voice, and Studio 5. Two-year term, rotating.

Student-Driven Media Advisory Board

The mission of the Student-Driven Media Advisory Board is to foster a learning environment and provide a forum for collaboration to ensure a robust array of student-driven publications housed within the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities at Simmons University. In the spirit of the legacy of Gwen Ifill, a pioneering black woman journalist who stands as a model of professional excellence and integrity, the board recognizes the educational and societal value of encouraging the uninhibited, robust, free and open discussion of issues and ideas in a university setting and for the communities served by each publication.

Chair: Ifill Faculty Fellow in Student-Driven Media
Membership: 3 faculty, 3 students, 1 community member

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Support the next generation of journalists, creators, and thought leaders. Our ability to offer high-quality student-driven media depends in part on the generosity of alumnae/i and friends.

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