The Captain's Log newspaper and multimedia website is an independent student-run press, subsidized by the Student Activity Fee and advertising revenues. All students are welcome to join the staff or contribute. Dr. Terry Lee, director of the Journalism Program, is the faculty adviser to the Captain's Log.

The Captain's Log

Currents is CNU's literary and fine arts magazine, and all students are invited to contribute and join the staff. It's an annual production, in color, with a range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art and photography. Dr. Mary Wright in the faculty adviser.

Lookout: A Creative Nonfiction Magazine & More features work from CNU journalism and nonfiction students, as well as multimedia work. The online magazine is edited by Dr. Terry Lee. All students, across the disciplines, are invited to submit work and/or to participate in the editing and production of the magazine.

Lookout magazine

Students in English 462: Community Storytelling & Documentary Studies produce documentary work in prose, photography and video. Recent work has focused on the "Wisdom of Age Project," in which students immerse themselves for a semester in the lives of elders in the Newport News / Hampton area. Dr. Terry Lee is the producer of the Wisdom of Age Project.

The Wisdom of Age Project

Four CNU students studying in a journalism Independent Study course in Spring 2011 wrote, produced and directed a film about the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech University. The film, "Documenting Disaster: A Campus Newspaper Pieces Together a Torn Community," (44:47 min.) premiered April 15 and 16, 2011 in the Ferguson Center's Studio Theater. English major Andrew Deitrick (B.A., 2011) made the film with senior Communication Studies majors Victoria Shirley, Cassandra Vinch and Samantha Thrift. All four are editors at the Captain's Log, which produced the film. The documentary can be viewed in its entirety below.—April 2011
Documenting Disaster film