Showing through January 2024

Student media at VCU is big and broad–from legacy publications like the student newspaper that’s been around since the school was formed to cutting-edge digital publications. The Student Media Center on Broad Street houses nine student-run media organizations available on various media platforms — newspaper, radio, literary and arts journals, digital only-publications, video, comics and more. These outlets have won an avalanche of national and local awards for excellence in collegiate work.

The Student Media Center and its organizations exist to unite the diverse VCU community by sharing unique student voices and viewpoints through a variety of media platforms. The student-run media outlets provide public forums where student leaders foster inclusive, respectful, collaborative and creative environments. 

A portion of the Student Activity Fee, which is part of the annual student bill, primarily funds the Student Media Center. As such, these publications are free to all students. Likewise, all students are welcome to get involved—there are no year or major requirements.

This Cabell Screen exhibit features work from student media published in 2022-23. A future exhibit will feature student media work from 2023-24. 

  • Ink Magazine was started in 1978 as a Black student publication named Reflections in Ink. In the 1990s, the publication was renamed The Vine. In 2008, the magazine became Ink. Ink’s current mission statement is: “The magazine is devoted to the goals of diversity and multiculturalism that VCU itself embodies. Our goal is to reach the subcultures, the outsiders and those who feel unrepresented in print form.”
  • Amendment was started in 2004 and is focused on social progress through literature and art. Amendment’s purpose statement includes: “Provoke thoughtful conversation and inspire artists to develop conscientiousness and self-expression regarding issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, power and ability through diverse approaches and genres.”
  • Emanata, launched in 2014, is a student-run publication dedicated to uplifting the comics community at VCU and the greater Richmond area by providing avenues for comics artists to publish their work in an anthology. It is published annually in print and online.
  • The Commonwealth Times is a student-led and student-produced media organization that has been serving the Virginia Commonwealth University campuses at Monroe Park and MCV since 1969.
  • Pwatem is an anthology of literature and art from undergraduate students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Pwatem publishes poetry, prose and art of all kinds from talented undergraduate students of all majors. Pwatem’s title comes from James Branch Cabell’s series of novels and other works titled Biography of the Life of Manuel. The setting of all the works is the fictional province of France, Poictesme (pwa-tem). Cabell lived and died in Richmond. 

 Works included in the exhibit are: 

  • Alexzane Taylor; Amendment Literary and Art Journal 2022
  • Andrew Hill; Commonwealth Times, Oct. 4, 2023
  • Andrew Hill;  Commonwealth Times, Sept. 20, 2023
  • Bailey Wood; Commonwealth Times, Sept. 20, 2023
  • Cecelia Nguyen;  Ink Magazine, Vol. 15, 2023
  • Emily Leary;  Pwatem, 2023
  • Gabe Carlson;  Emanata, Ruin, 2023
  • Hyunji da Silva; Amendment, 2022
  • Isaiah Mamo; Ink Magazine, Vol. 16, Issue , 2023
  • Killian Goodale-Porter; Commonwealth Times, Oct. 18, 2023
  • Kirsten Sturgill; Pwatem Literary and Art Journal 2023
  • Kobi McCray; Ink Magazine, Vol. 16, issue 1
  • Melati Maupin, Ink Magazine, Vol. 16, issue 1
  • Mikayla Lindsey, Commonwealth Times, Sept. 23, 2023
  • Victor Romanko; Commonwealth Times, Sept. 6, 2023
  • Dominique Chavez; Amendment Literary and Art Journal, 2021
  • Isaiah Mamo; Ink Magazine, Vol. 15, Issue 2
  • Iyana Graham; Amendment Literary and Art Journal, 2022
  • Killian Goodale-Porter; Commonwealth Times, April 26, 2023
  • Kirsten Sturgill; Rabble “Chrysalis,” 2022
  • Reese Cilley; Rabble “Chrysalis,” 2022
  • Sole Denton; Amendment Literary and Art Journal, 2021
  • Ashley Ablaza; Emanata, “Ruin,” 2023
  • Sarah Leckemby, Emanata, “Ruin” 2023
  • Bria Sledjeski, Emanata, “Ruin,” 2023
  • Loki Bischoff, Commonwealth Times
  • Kobi McCray, Ink Magazine, Vol. 16, Issue 2
  • Oona Schreur, Ink Magazine, Vol. 16, Issue 2
  • Tess Wladar, Pwatem, 2022
  • Noah Wilson, Pwatem, 2022
  • Alessandro Latour, Commonwealth Times, April 6, 2022
  • Bailey Wood, Commonwealth Times, March 23, 2023
  • Jesse Beck, Rabble “Sinister,” 2021
  • Arly Cardozo, Commonwealth Times, Oct. 18, 2023
  • Chris Gehrke, Ink Magazine, Vol. 15, Issue 1
  • Sammy Newman, Emanata, “Dream,” 2022
  • Nick Garnhart, Emanata, “Dream,” 2022
  • Allessandro Latour, Commonwealth Times, March 15, 2023
  • Andrew Kerley, Commonwealth Times, March 1, 2023
  • Emily Belson, Commonwealth Times, Sept. 20, 2023
  • Anthony Duong, Commonwealth Times, Sept. 6, 2023
  • Lily Robinette, Commonwealth Times, Aug. 23 2023
  • Michelle Hicks, Commonwealth Times, Aug. 23, 2023
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