Student media participants at Georgia State learn by doing, whether it is writing, editing, producing, DJing or otherwise selecting outside content. You will find that Georgia State Student Media is highly reflective of the students’ vision and participation. The goals of Student Media are to reflect the state of the Georgia State campus, provide quality content to the campus and city community and prepare students for a wide range of media presentation in their post-graduate career. Whether you are a student looking to be involved or someone wanting to learn more about how student media can inform and entertain, this will be a useful reference.
The Georgia State Student Media Department is currently comprised of six groups: Album 88, Digital Media Group, GSTV, New South, The Signal and Underground. These groups provide students with opportunities in audio programming, video, print journalism and literature.
New South is Georgia State University’s student edited literary journal. It adheres to the standards of peer reviewed literature journals across the United States. The organization also stages a number of readings throughout the school year both on and off campus. More information on workshops can be found at the New South website. The Signal is the student run newspaper of Georgia State University. It features news writing from Georgia State students with letters from the campus and city community as well as occasional contributions from campus writers across the country. The Signal has received the Georgia College Press Association General Excellence award in four of the past five years.
Album 88 provides the student-run programming, broadcasting 24/7 online and on WRAS-HD2, and from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. on WRAS-Atlanta (88.5 FM), Georgia State University’s 100,000 watt radio station. Album 88 has been selected by Creative Loafing staff and readers as the best overall radio station in Atlanta on multiple occasions. All Album 88 DJs are Georgia State students, and Georgia State University sports are covered by alumni employee Dave Cohen. GSTV is the student-run television station of Georgia State University, which broadcasts content on-demand online in addition to livestreaming SGA meetings. GSTV presents student-produced news and variety programming as well as coverage of on campus events. The staff includes four writer/directors, each tasked with creating and producing an original GSTV production during the school year.
Underground is Georgia State University’s undergraduate literary journal, published twice a year, and exclusively featuring the content of Georgia State students. In addition to its publication, Underground stages a series of events on and off campus throughout the year, featuring readings of students’ prose, poetry and non-traditional media. The Digital Media Group is the newest Student Media organization, dedicated to publishing original on-demand digital content from students as well as distributing the content of all media groups via mobile app. The Digital Media Group website and app will be introduced in February 2016