The student media offices of the Department of Communication and Media have found a new home in Ingalls Hall. Both the student newspaper, The Samford Crimson, and the yearbook, Entre Nous, now call a dedicated space on the third floor, home. The move to the new space began right before Thanksgiving Break 2021 and continued into the spring semester. The space is an upgrade to the previous space occupied by the publications in Divinity North.
“We have officially settled into our new office space in Ingalls and love it,” Crimson Editor-in-Chief Katy Beth Boyers said. “It's so much more spacious than our old office and feels like an actual newsroom. I'm so excited for what's to come with the Crimson in this new space.”
The much larger footprint, dedicated office and conference room space allow for the student editors and staff writers to hold meetings and plan upcoming publications in a centralized space. Editors for both The Crimson and Entre Nous have their own dedicated workstations, while staff members have an assortment of seating areas where they too are encouraged to use the space.
“I am so appreciative of the new yearbook space in Ingalls,” Entre Nous Editor-in-Chief Camille Womack said. “We are able to have staff meetings and collaborate with each other on different assignments without being cramped in with the Crimson. I can’t wait to see the growth of the space even after I’ve served my term as Editor-In-Chief of Entre Nous. I believe this new space is a step in the right direction.”
Student Media Adviser Ana Good also made the move over to Ingalls to remain close to the students she helps advise. “The staff and I are all incredibly thankful for the upgraded space, especially for Dr. Ignatius Fosu’s resolve in helping secure the space for our use,” Good said. “Students are able to work in a comfortable area that feels theirs. This dedicated student media space is crucial in fostering tomorrow’s journalists.”
Plans are currently in the works to host a viewing of the space this semester. Students, faculty and staff will be invited to walk through the new space and meet with the staffs of both publications.