March Newsletter
Table of Contents:
1. Events
       Student Media Academy - 3/15
       Publications and Media Board Meeting - 3/16
       Publications and Media Board Elections - 4/27        
2. From our student community
3. From our partners
4. Resources         
       Design Consulting     
1. Upcoming Events
Student Media Academy
Join the Publications and Media Center on 3/15 for a free day of workshops for students in media! Featuring workshops hosted by various partners of the UC Berkeley Publications and Media Community including the School of Journalism, Innovative Design, and more TBA soon.
Workshops include intro to various skills such as photoshop, illustrator, and web development, as well as academic opportunities to build skills needed for writers and journalists.
Check out our event page here  for continuous updates for workshop schedules.
Publications and Media Board Open Meeting
                                           Who are we?
The Publications and Media Board is an ASUC sponsored program run by students in the publications and media community. We represent RSO's involved in photography, film making, writing, and publishing.
Our mission is to provide a community forum for student publications and media organizations on the UC Berkeley campus to manage ASUC resources dedicated to this community (including funds and space), and to act as a formal advisor to the Publications & Media Center (PMC).
Join us 3/16 in 310 Eshleman, 6-8PM for the Publications and Media Board Open Meeting.
This is a this is an open community forum to voice community needs and direct resources for the pub and media community!
Upcoming: Publications and Media Board Elections
It's important to give your community and student organization a voice. Don't miss the chance to run for a position as a Publications and Media Board Member this April 27th
2. From our Student Community
Cinebears Film Festival
The first annual Cinebears Film Festival , April 27th 7pm-11pm, will feature the best of the best films made by UC Berkeley filmmakers! Join us for a night of food, live music, and - of course - great movies to show your support for this incredibly talented film community. 

Cal Slam Open Mic: Womxn's Health Issues
CalSLAM welcomes you to another Poetry Open Mic!

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 
WHERE: Tilden Room on the 5th floor of MLK

THEME: Womxn’s Health Issues. In honor of International Womxn’s Day, and in collaboration with Confi (the Womxn’s Health Club at Cal) we are dedicating this slam to Womxn’s Health Issues. If you have any poems that fit this, we highly encourage you to perform.  #WomxnsHealth #InternationalWomxnsDay  

Event page here
3. From Our Partners 
The Jewish Film Institute: All Governments Lie

Independent journalists like Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Matt Taibbi are changing the face of journalism, providing investigative, adversarial alternatives to mainstream, corporate news outlets. The cameras follow them as they expose government and corporate deception – just as the ground-breaking independent journalist I.F. Stone did decades ago. Featuring new interviews with Carl Bernstein, Noam Chomsky, Ana Kasparian, and Michael Moore.

Premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2016. Followed by panel moderated by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Rick Goldsmith |

Watch Trailer

About WinterFest: WinterFest is the signature year-round program of the Jewish Film Institute – presenters of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – featuring the best in new Jewish film and media for diverse Bay Area audiences. The 2017 WinterFest edition will be held on the weekend of March 4–5, 2017 in San Francisco. Saturday’s program will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater and Sunday’s events at the Roxie Theater. For more information visit

Sunday, March 5 | 11:45 AM

The Roxie Theater

For ticket information, please contact the box office at 415.621.0523 or visit the Jewish Film Institute online at
4. Resources
The 2017-2018 Annual Budget and Space Allocation (ABSA) Applications  are now open!
If you're part of a registered student organization, note this important application for funds and physical spaces on campus! Apply here


  • Friday, Feb. 24th: Release of ABSA

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 to March 8: ABSA Workshops Available (See Schedule Below)

  • *Friday, March 17: ABSA DUE at 11:59PM. No late submissions will be accepted.

  • Friday, March 24: Initial budget and space allocation proposals available on

  • Friday, March 24: Appeals Application for funding and space available

  • Saturday, April 1: Appeals Application DUE at 11:59PM.

  • Monday, April 3 - Monday, April 17: Appeals for ABSA considered by ASUC Finance Committee

  • Wednesday, April 19: Final Decision by ASUC Senate

  • Monday, April 24: Mandatory spaces orientation for groups allocated space for 2016-17

  • Friday, April 28: Move In/Out of Student Spaces (Move In/Out details to be announced)

*Please note: this year’s ABSA application will be based on a rolling basis. There are no penalties if you submit your ABSA application later than others, but please help me and my office by submitting your ABSA applications as early as possible!

Free Design Consulting!
Provided by the Publications and Media Center
Do you need a design consultant? Do you need help with web development? Designing a flyer? A logo? 
The Publications and Media Center is now featuring design consulting services to student organizations in the publications and media community.
Are you interested in design consulting services? Fill out this form!
Additionally, check our website for open design consulting office hours for the community.