Student-driven and student-led. Student Media.
By combining classroom media knowledge, hands-on learning competencies, and local partnerships, Student Media at Wright State is designed to develop an atmosphere that creates tomorrow's media professionals.
There are two media organizations: The Wright State Guardian, the premier student news source, and WWSU 106.9 FM, the student-directed radio station. Both are unique student organizations, each producing a variety of publications including broadcast, magazines, DJ entertainment, news, podcasts, video, web content, and other digital features. Together, they reach hundreds of thousands of people every year, delivering original content, information, entertainment, and more.
The Wright State Guardian
The Wright State Guardian is the premier news source for everything Wright State for the Wright State University community and Raider Country, the 16-county region in Ohio anchored by our two campuses. During the regular school year, The Wright State Guardian posts breaking news and stories online daily. The Guardian features news about issues relevant to Wright State University, college students in general, and topics pertaining to the greater Miami Valley area and the state of Ohio. Founded in 1965, The Guardian pre-dates Wright State's status as an independent university of October 1, 1967, making it one of the oldest organizations on campus.
WWSU 106.9 FM
WWSU 106.9 FM is a non-profit radio station that broadcasts from Wright State's Student Union. Since 1977, the station has delivered a mix of music, sports, and talk shows to the Fairborn and Dayton communities. WWSU is also the home of live coverage of Raider basketball, volleyball, and soccer, free of charge. Students from varying fields of study volunteer to be a part of WWSU and serve the local community. Radio shows aired at the station are almost exclusively hosted by students. In addition, all the station directors are students.
A Student-driven Philosophy
Student Media at Wright State fosters an environment of experiential learning and co-curricular engagement. These organizations serve the public trust and are free from censorship and prior restraint by the university. Student leaders are obligated to exercise responsibility in their offices, including professional behavior, diverse coverage, diligent investigation, and unbiased reporting.
The editor-in-chief and general manager act as president and provide the vision and oversight for their respective organizations. Student Media are operated in accordance with standards approved by the Student Media Board as well as the ethical and legal regulations governing the specific medium. The student media advisor provides advisement and consultation at the request of the student leaders. Both the president and treasurer of each medium are selected by the board.
These organizations are governed by the Student Media Board, which is chaired by the student media advisor. The board is an official university committee with the goal of matching curricular engagement with leadership and professional development opportunities.