English & Mass Communications Learning Opportunities

Whether you’re interested in collaborating with classmates as editor of the campus newspaper, or want to explore your inner voice by writing for the campus literary magazine, you will find many opportunities to get professional-level writing experience as soon as you step on campus.

Doing It Downtown is a blog produced by students in an online journalism class at MSU Moorhead. You’ll get a glimpse into all things downtown Fargo-Moorhead and share your discoveries via writing, photos, videos and social media campaigns.


Our student ad agency, Flypaper Creative Services, takes on real projects for area nonprofits and business startups. The organization runs with a professional ad agency model. A team consisting of an account manager, designer, copywriters, PR specialist and social media specialist develops materials for real events on campus and in the community.


The Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism, housed in the School of Communication and Journalism, gives students the opportunity for scholarships, apprenticeships and enrichment programs, including conferences and professional collaboration.

New Rivers Press is an independent publishing house that provides a voice for new authors. You can be engaged in every part of small-press publishing, including editing, marketing, public relations and sales.

Positive Reactions is an on campus, student-run public relations firm that works for real clients and is affiliated with the MSUM PRSSA chapter.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals through meetings, networking and social events, agency tours, discussions and more. Though the focus is public relations and communications, all students are welcome to join.


Red Weather is a student-run biannual literary magazine featuring poetry, prose and visual art created by MSUM students, faculty and alumni.

The Advocate is the official award-winning student newspaper of MSUM. The Advocate is written and produced by students, for students. Whether you’re interested in writing, copy editing, photography or design, there’s a place for you to practice your skills with The Advocate.