Student Media

Student in WLJS broadcasting room

Student media outlets provide JSU communication majors a venue to hone their skills and build a professional portfolio while also serving a vital role in the campus community. Both outlets are student-led, with diverse teams of paid staffers, students enrolled in media workshop courses and volunteers from a variety of majors.   

Adviser: Ben Cunningham, Director of Student Media or 256-782-8151 



Student journalists at The Chanticleer keep the campus community informed with editorially independent, up-to-the-minute news coverage. Students make all the news decisions, write stories, and shoot photos and video. A paid staff of four student editors oversees a team of media workshop students and volunteers from across campus. Since its beginnings as a simple campus newspaper in 1934, The Chanticleer has grown into a multimedia newsroom that prepares students for careers informing audiences online and through social media in addition to print. 




Students operate WLJS 91.9 FM, the university’s 6,000-watt radio station, reaching listeners in Jacksonville, from Oxford to Gadsden, and around the world streaming live online. A paid student staff of four selects music and oversees a team of media workshop students and volunteers from across campus to produce news, informational and entertainment programs. WLJS is also the home of the Gamecock Sports Network, providing live radio coverage of JSU sporting events.