In Student Media, students learn the different aspects of the media, such as writing, editing, producing, DJing and selecting outside content, by doing them. Student Media is highly reflective of the students’ vision and participation. Student Media’s goals 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. This website is a useful reference for students who are looking to be involved or for someone wanting to learn more about student media.
Student Media includes six organizations: Album 88, Digital Media Group, GSTV, New South, The Signal and Underground. These groups provide students with opportunities in audio, 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 readings can be found at New South. 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 and broadcasts 24/7 online and on WRAS-HD2 and from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. on 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 streaming Student Government Association (SGA) meetings live. GSTV presents student-produced news and variety programming as well as coverage of on campus events. Four staff serve as both writers and directors and are each tasked with creating and producing an original GSTV production during the school year.
Underground is Georgia State University’s undergraduate literary journal which is published twice a year and exclusively features the content of Georgia State students. Underground also stages on and off campus events featuring readings of students’ prose, poetry and nontraditional media. Digital Media Group, the newest Student Media organization, is dedicated to publishing original on demand digital content from students and distributing the content to all media groups through the mobile app. The website and app will be introduced in February 2016