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Student Media

The VCU Student Media Center (SMC), located at 817 W. Broad St., houses various media outlets (student media organizations) that are run and produced by students.

The SMC and its student media organizations offer opportunities for involvement for a variety of interests, including writing, reporting, photography, design, music, fashion, culture, comics, web, audio, video, editing and more. Participation in any of the student media organizations is open to all students, regardless of major or class level. If you’re interested in joining one of our student media organizations, email

The Commonwealth Times

Established in 1969, the award-winning student-run newspaper covers news, sports, opinion and culture in print weekly on stands around campus and online regularly at

WVCW Radio

The online student-run radio station features an eclectic mix of indie and specialty music, talk shows, and award-winning local music video series like the Chalkboard Sessions, and is broadcasting online 24/7 at and on our app.

Pwatem Literature & Art Journal

Previously known as Poictesme and named after the fantastical land created by novelist James Branch Cabell, the student-run journal has been showcasing the literary and art works of VCU students for more than a decade. Published annually in print and available online at

Ink Magazine

The student-run features magazine covering the fashion, art, music and culture worlds at VCU and in Richmond. Published annually in print and updated regularly online at

River City Fashion Uprising (RCFU)

The online-only student-run fashion and style website dedicated to covering local events, reporting style trends and uncovering local design talent, at


The student-run literary and art journal that publishes student works that discuss or explore topical social issues, including race, gender, sexuality, mental health, environment, religion, injustice, crime and inequality. Published annually in print and available online at


The student-run comics anthology showcases a collection of student-produced comics in each themed issue. Published annually in print, with expanded digital versions available online at

Mercury Video

The home for complex creative video projects, the student-run group produces short films, YouTube videos, game shows and more, to help bring student ideas to reality. See more at