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Student Media

Student Media students at Wright State University

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.


Media Groups

The Wright State GuardianGuardian Staff Member

015 Student Union
wsuguardian.com
937-775-5537

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 FMStudents at WWSU 106.9

018 Student Union
wwsu1069.org
937-775-5554

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.


    Student Leaders

    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.

    Makenzie Hoeferlin

    Editor-in-Chief, The Wright State Guardian
    B.A., media studies, minor in marketing
    Makenzie Hoeferlin joined The Wright State Guardian in August 2019 as a contributing writer and was then promoted to campus reporter shortly thereafter. She began her journey as editor-in-chief in May 2020.

    Shea Neal

    General Manager, WWSU 106.9 FM
    B.A., mass communication, minor in business
    Shea Neal joined WWSU 106.9 FM in 2018 as a basketball commentator and then as sports director. He was tapped to be the station's next general manager starting in May 2021.

    Governance

    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.

    Student Media Advisor

    Debbie Lamp, M.A.

    Department:
    Student Activities
    Title:
    Associate Director
    Address:
    Student Union 019, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

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