The Caravan is the American University in Cairo’s student-produced newspaper published through the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC). It covers campus and regional news in English and Arabic. The publication was founded in 1921, just 2 years after AUC was established, and catered to a student body comprised solely of males. Today the Caravan caters to a large and diverse population of students, faculty and staff and is considered a publication by the Egyptian government. It is printed weekly and can be found on campus on sundays on all the gates, offices, departments and online (since September 2005).
AUC Radio Productions are developed by JMC 460 students. An average of six to eight shows are broadcast twice a month.
The JMC black and white photography lab is by far one of the best labs in Egypt. It uses top of the line equipment: eight Beseler 45MXT enlargers with Schneider lenses (50 mm, 80 mm, and 100 mm), Acculight light tables, a Leedal film drying cabinet, and a Kindermann print dryer. The darkroom is properly ventilated and well laid out.
Many of Egypt’s contemporary photographers; whether photojournalists, commercial photographers, or art photographers, in addition to those working in the creative and media related industries, have learned and/or worked in this darkroom. Access to the darkroom is primarily given to students registered in the photography class, though it is some times possible to accommodate other students when the lab is not used by the photography students and by appointment with the lab supervisor. For more information contact: email@example.com
The JMC Multimedia Lab was designed to fulfill the extensive needs in the broadcasting, digital photography, graphic design and writing courses. The lab is equiped with 30 state-of-the-art MacIntosh® computers (iMac), 2 black and white printers, A4 scanner, television and video sets, 2 Sony video cameras, tripods and lighting system, Sony sound system, Media projector, and high-speed Internet connection. In addition, the latest versions of designing and publishing software are installed. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workstation is a free computer lab for students to do their assignments and research. It is equipped by 6 computers (5 new iMacs and 1 HP high-end PC), A4 scanner. Also the JMC workstation is placed in a high bandwidth network class to host the video and web conferences in the JMC Department. For more information contact: email@example.com