107.7 The Bronc
Rider's 107.7 The Bronc radio station broadcasts on a frequency of 107.7 MHz. Offering public-affairs programming along with entertainment shows that take advantage of an extensive music library, the station helps students polish both on-air and management skills.
Scholarship support is given to the station's student General Manager and the Project Director.
The Rider News
The university’s weekly student newspaper, The Rider News, routinely wins top awards from the New Jersey Press Association and from the regional division of the Society of Professional Journalists, successfully competing against institutions like Harvard and Yale.
Students are responsible for all aspects of the publication, including writing, editing, photography, design, as well as maintaining its digital and social media platforms.
Each year, the student executive editor of The Rider News is awarded a full-tuition scholarship and the student managing editor is awarded a half-tuition scholarship. In addition, newspaper section editor posts are paid positions and serve as these students’ on-campus jobs.
The newspaper faculty adviser is Dr. Jackie Incollingo, a former Washington correspondent for a Florida newspaper, and a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is the foremost professional organization for students interested in public relations and related communication fields. The Rider University chapter, founded in 2015, supplements classroom and internship learning through speakers, conferences, agency tours, and workshops. Each year members participate in the national Bateman Competition to hone their skills by planning and executing a public relations campaign for a national client. Dr. Nancy Wiencek, the Rider University PRSSA faculty adviser, brings her more than 20 years of professional public relations experience to the professional association.
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). It works to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; to establish and maintain closer relationships and mutual understanding between communication studies faculty and students, and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must have completed 60 semester credit hours (90 quarter credit-hours); have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for all courses taken; must be in the upper 35% of their institutional academic class; have a GPA for all communication studies courses taken of at least 3.5; have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours in communication; and currently be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing as determined by institutional policies. In addition, students should also display commitment to the field of communication, and all persons considered for membership shall exhibit high standards of personal and professional character and shall support the purposes of the honor society. Our department became a member of LPH in 1994.
The Rider University Network (R.U.N.)
The Rider University Network is a student organization that produces television programs in the Department of Communication, Journalism, and Media's Television Studio. Programs are regularly broadcast on the campus network and are available everywhere online. Scholarship support is given to the network's student producer.