What is the ASUC Publications and Media Board?

The purpose of the Publications and Media Board 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). The Board advises the PMC on what the community’s needs are so that the PMC may act to support the community through its programming. The Board helps the PMC both assess current programs and guides them in the future direction of initiatives that meet the needs of the community. The Board may also act as an advocate for the needs of the community in dialogue with the ASUC, ASUC Student Union, and with the University as a whole. The Board shall strive to represent the diversity of publications and media groups on campus, large and small, graduate and undergraduate.
ASUCBL 3208§1.2

Publications and Media Board vs. Publications and Media Center

The Publications and Media Center works hand-in-hand with the ASUC Chartered Program, the ASUC Publications and Media Board. The Board is part of the ASUC, while the Center is a University department.

The Board advises the Center about the student media community's needs and can vote to engage the Center to manage its resources, such as ASUC-provided space allocations and funding. In the 2017-2018 year, the Board engaged the Center to manage both its budget and it's ASUC-allocated spaces. The Center reports to the Board on how it is utilizing their resources in service to the student media community. To learn more about the history of publications and media representation on campus dating back to the 19th century, visit our "History of Publications and Media at Cal" page!

How the the Publications and Media Board is Governed

Every registered student media organization's primary contact in CalLink is their voting representative on the Publications and Media Board. A student media organization's primary contact is their representative on the Board.

The Board is led by an Executive Committee known as the Steering Committee.  Three members of the Committee are elected by student media organizations' primary contacts, one member is chosen from among the Student Union Creative Progams student staff, and the ex-officio Chair of the committee is the Student Lead of the Publications and Media Center. The Steering Committee also comprises non-voting members, like the ASUC Executive Vice President, ASUC Chief Finanical Officer, and Student Union Creative Programs Coordinator. Elections for the at-large positions are held each spring. To learn more, read here

2021-2022 Steering Committee Members

  • Henry F. Isselbacher, Chair (Publications and Media Center Student Lead)
  • Vacant (Vice Chair)
  • Daniella Lake
  • Amy Jain
  • Jonathan Kuo

Meeting Minutes

Running Minutes 21-22

Running Minutes 19-20

Running Minutes 18-19 

Running Minutes 17-18

2/17/16, 10/13/16, 11/14/16, 1/20/17, 2/26/17, 3/8/17, 4/6/17, 9/4/17 

Governing Documents

ASUC Resolution establishing PMB (ASUC S.R. 16/17-044)

ASUCBL 3208: ASUC Publications and Media Board (PMB charter)

ASUC Publications and Media Board operating rules

Memorandum of Understanding: PMC and PMB

Memorandum of Understanding: PMB, Innovative Design, and CalTV (Updated October 2018) 

Memorandum of Understanding: PMB, Innovative Design, and CalTV

Interested in Applying?

Passionate about student media? Have ideas on how to improve services for the community? The Publications & Media Board elections occur every year in the spring, and this is your chance to make a difference in our student media community and shape the future of the Publications and Media Center as a member of our steering committee. 

This role is a public service and leadership development opportunity. You will be able to provide valuable feedback as the voice of 82 active student media organisations on campus and determine how PMC resources, including $8,000 of annual ASUC funding, are allocated. As a sitting member of the Board, you will also gain valuable management skills, outreach training, and advocacy experience. 

Our Board positions for 2021-2022 have been filled. Please check back Spring 2022 for the nomination form!