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Spinnaker Media

What we offer

  • A multimedia center: the combined power of a website, app, social media, magazine, a TV station, a radio station, public relations and a business operation
  • We come to you: on your computer, your smartphone, in print and over the airwaves
  • The good stuff -- for free: campus news, features and opinions, newly released movies, indie music and more
  • A chance to join: Students here learn to edit, design, report, write, broadcast, code, lead, sell, produce and promote.



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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)


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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 method inside and out. 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