The student newspaper of ISU, the Indiana Statesman, is online and distributed in print and as an emailed newsletter two days a week. You can be involved in reporting, opinion writing, photography, editing, advertising sales, graphic design in news and advertising, circulation management and videography.
Our students engage in wide range of media-production activities. From your first days on campus until your last, you can be involved in creating works for the student body, the campus and the community. Along the way, you can get hands-on experience producing materials for a variety of media outlets, including a newspaper, yearbook, cable television channel, radio station, sports video network, websites and a commercial video production unit.
Student Media is open to any major, and any class rank. About half of our participants are Communication majors, but others are spread from across campus.
We’re proud of our students and the work that they do. And our students are successful. In 2020-21, our students won numerous honors, including scholarships, academic awards, paid internships, and recognition in state and national contests. You can read more about our students here.
It’s easy to get involved in Student Media. Our staff is here to help you make the most of your experience at Indiana State University. Here’s some of what we have to offer:
The Sycamore is Indiana State’s yearbook. This book is filled with photos and short stories about campus life and ISU students, faculty and staff. It is published each May and is available for print-on-demand or online. Students work as writers, photographers, page designers, editors and marketing managers. To get involved in the yearbook or the newspaper contact Martha Milner, our student publications director, at Martha.Milner@indstate.edu.
WZIS, 90.7 FM, is the student-staffed radio station. It broadcasts popular music, news and public affairs, and sports to the Wabash Valley. At the station, students work as disc jockeys, sports announcers and commentators, news and public affairs reporters and hosts, station directors and managers, and in promotions, underwriting or audio production. We also provide DJ services for campus events. To get involved, contact Rich Green, our FM radio manager, at Richard.Green@indstate.edu.
Syc Creations includes both our digital media team and the corporate video production unit. The Digital Team develops and maintains the seven websites operated by Student Media units. Most are incorporated under the portal ISUStudentmedia.com. Students are involved as multimedia specialists, graphic designers, web developers and webmasters. This group also produces client-driven video productions for customers on campus and in the community. Students are involved in pre-production planning and coordination, on-location shooting and recording, and video editing. To get involved, contact Jeff Larson, student digital media manager, at Jeff.Larson@indstate.edu.
The Indiana State Sports Network produces live video for distribution on ESPN3 and ESPN+ as part of an agreement with the Missouri Valley Conference. We produce shows featuring women’s volleyball, soccer, football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball. Students involved in the Indiana State Sports Network work as camera operators, producers, directors, graphics and replay operators, audio engineers, announcers, and production assistants. To get involved, contact Eric Mangum, our sports video manager, at Eric.Mangum@indstate.edu.
In Sycamore Video, you can be involved in producing television shows that are cablecast on Channel 20 on the campus system and available on our website. Each week, the staff produces a news program and interview show, and short video pieces are created throughout the week. Students work behind the cameras and microphones, as video reporters and television anchors, in video editing, as technicians in the television production studio, and as video production managers. To get involved, contact Jeffrey Perkins, our student video production manager, at Jeffrey.Perkins@indstate.edu.
We’re temporarily based in the Chestnut Building, and we would be delighted to see you come by. In 2022, we will return to our permanent home in Dreiser Hall, which is under renovation.