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Spinnaker Media

Our mission

The mission of Spinnaker Media is to provide the university community with news, entertainment, and a forum for the exchange of ideas, while also providing an educational learning environment for students. Through the production of various mass media outlets, students gain practical experience in newsgathering and dissemination, management, production, advertising, and the business aspects of the industry. 

What Spinnaker offers

Spinnaker is a multimedia center with the combined power of a digital newspaper, a semesterly magazine, a TV station, a Radio Station, public relations, and a business operation. Spinnaker comes to you on your computer, smartphone, in print, and over the airwaves. We offer campus news, features, opinions, indie music and more — for free! UNF Students can join Spinnaker and learn to write, report, edit, design, broadcast, produce, code, sell, promote, and lead. 

 

   

 Video by Connor Spielmaker/Spinnaker Television

A new approach to news

Everyone from moguls to students are trying to adapt and blaze a path for the 21st century audience. UNF's student media center studies the needs and best ideas out there, then innovates to effectively teach multimedia storytelling — and deliver the results to the audience using the latest technology.

 

   

 Video by Catalina Alers-Alers/Spinnaker News

 

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Spinnaker Media converge their staff to gather news and entertainment by selecting the method native to each story, whether it's words, video, audio, photos or graphics. The staff then shares its work with the divergent media platforms here. Along the way, students learn the latest media trends alongside time-honed fundamentals and principles. (Graphic by Michael Slayton/Spinnaker)

 

 Here's Spinnaker's full organization chart

A lab for media innovation

Karen Feagins, former news director for Jacksonville's PBS and NPR affiliate, and James Cannon, a digital manager for the Hearst Corporation, have studied UNF's student media methods. In this video, they share why the Spinnaker Media center serves as an ideal lab for media operations of all sizes.

 

   

 Video by Catalina Alers-Alers/Spinnaker News