Students participating in LLC activity

eMedia Living Learning Community​

The Emerging Media (eMedia) living learning community is designed for students who are interested in journalism, digital media arts (video and audio production, graphic design, game design, web design, photography) as well as strategic communication (advertising and public relations). If you have high school experience making videos or a podcast, writing for a student newspaper, or creating a yearbook, this is in your wheelhouse.

This LLC requires a one-semester, one-credit internship with the St. Thomas student-run news and multimedia organization, TommieMedia. Students in TommieMedia are expected to actively contribute in areas such as news reporting, video journalism, graphic design, web design, audio podcasting, advertising or public relations. You will work in the TommieMedia office for two shifts per week and attend a weekly staff meeting.

This LLC will build community in Tommie North and have unique out-of-class experiences that explore eMedia concepts, such as movie screenings or an evening exploring how digital games interact with sports.

What eMedia LLC students said about their experience:

"My professors for my intro to journalism class (Dr. Sky and Dr. Feng) are amazing. Honestly the best professors that I've ever had."

"The values of my community include connections with others and communication. There is also the value of comfortability and being able to confront conflict, while also being open-minded."

screenshot from tommiemedia video showing students working at tommiemedia

Learn More About TommieMedia

View this video to learn more about TommieMedia, where eMedia LLC students have internships.

Sample LLC Events

While LLC events vary from year to year, here are some examples of recent LLC events. LLC students are expected to attend at least 4 events or activities over the course of their fall semester to meet their learning community requirement.

  • EMedia LLC Movie Screening
  • TommieMedia Retreat
  • St. Thomas Orchestra Concert
  • Excursion to Topgolf