American Women in Radio and Television has added two student chapters: the AWRT Georgia State University Chapter and AWRT Penn State University Chapter. These newest student-led chapters are located in Atlanta and State College, PA.
Georgia State offers over 250 areas of study including media studies, film and video production, journalism and communications. The university’s Digital Arts and Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL) offers state-of-the-art equipment for digital media research and production. The university’s Department of Communications is nationally ranked as one of the top ten programs for minority journalism majors.
Penn State offers 160 majors including communications, journalism, media studies and telecommunications. The university has an award-winning student-run radio station, The LION 90.7 fm. In addition, the Penn State College of Communications operates ComRadio, an Internet-based audio laboratory and co-curricular training environment for aspiring student broadcasters.
Sylvia Strobel, AWRT Interim President, stated, “AWRT is committed to students striving for excellence in the media. It is with great enthusiasm that we now have a student chapter on the campuses of Georgia State University and Penn State University. We look forward to working with these chapters to create benefits and programs relevant to its students and our student members.”