Participation in Student Media is open to any student at the University; it is not
restricted to journalism majors. Students can join at any time, from their first day
on campus, to get as much experience as they want. An important point about UA Student
Media is that they are managed by students. Student staff members make all editorial
decisions and oversee production. They are free to consult with faculty members but
bear all responsibility for the content and quality of their products.
The Arkansas Traveler is the award-winning student newspaper at the University of Arkansas, publishing in print and online. The “Traveler” and its staff have won numerous regional and national awards, and was a top three finalist, out of 3,600 entries, in the Society of Professional Journalists national competition in the category of Best All Around Non-Daily Newspaper at a Four-Year University in 2010. The Traveler also produces an annual magazine featuring long-form narrative journalism and photojournalism.
A salaried editorial staff manages the paper and beginning staff members start out
as writers and are paid by the story. Journalism students are invited to apply for
positions that include section editors, reporters, photographers and production staff.
Apply at the Traveler office, 119 Kimpel Hall, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 479-575-3406.
Faculty Contact: Bret Schulte | email@example.com
UATV is the student-run television station of the University of Arkansas. Planned and produced programming for a 24-hour 7-day schedule, UATV broadcasts from its on-campus studio across the region on its exclusive Cox digital channel, 214. UATV features live nightly newsbriefs that are written, produced and anchored by senior students in an advanced television reporting course, Monday through Thursday. Audio newscasts are produced and broadcast on UATV Monday through Thursday by students in basic broadcast courses.
An original 30-minute news/interview program, Arkansas on Campus, is produced weekly
by students in an upper level broadcast reporting course. On the Hill, a monthly 30-minute
news magazine program, is sponsored by seniors in an advanced television news production
course. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Productions, which has included
Cultural Sensitivity on Campus (a forum on cultural and ethnic awareness at UA), Associated
Student Government Debates and other panel discussions, news features and studio audience
productions are also regularly featured. UATV also airs U of A Programs produced by
other departments and college, including the band and music departments, UA recruiting
tapes and sports highlight programs.
Leadership is provided by a station manager and UATV staff. Students interested in broadcast television can begin by volunteering for production positions and practice the skills they are learning in their journalism classes.
KXUA 88.3-FM is fully managed and operated by students providing the opportunity to participate in radio broadcasting in a professional atmosphere. Eclectic mix of music half chosen by a board of students, half by the DJ on duty airs from 6am to 6pm weekdays. Specialty and genre specific shows air after 6 and on weekends, programmed by specific student DJs for each show. Students are given the opportunity to help promote the station, and to work with professionals in the music industry to promote music and various cultural and non profit events. Students are constantly encouraged to broaden their musical horizons, and to be creative and come up with new ways to use the station creatively.
The journalism school is also responsible for the operation of KUAF, 91.3 FM, the University’s National Public Radio affiliate. Associate Professor Rick Stockdell is station manager and works with other full-time radio professionals to operate this 100,000 watt radio station 24 hours a day. KUAF features a daily lineup of NPR news programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered. NPR talk programming is broadcast every morning and afternoon and KUAF’s local news magazine ‘Ozarks at Large’ is broadcast every weekday at noon.
Classical music is featured every Sunday through Thursday night beginning at 8pm.
Weekends include a mix of NPR news along with blues, jazz and folk music, as well
as entertainment programming like This American Life, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and
Travels with Rick Steves. Part-time work and internships are available for students.
Faculty Contact: Rick Stockdell | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Razorback Yearbook is managed by a student staff directed by the yearbook editor. The book is published once a year. The staff works to design and write the content, meeting regular deadlines with the publisher over the course of several months. The Razorback published its 100th edition in 1998 and is a perennial powerhouse that frequently wins national awards for design, content, reporting, photograph, writing, and overall quality.
All university students are invited to apply to work on the yearbook. The editor is selected by the university board of publications, but positions are available for copyeditors, photographers and layout artists. Apply at Kimpel Hall, or call 575-3305.
Faculty Contact: Mike Brown | email@example.com
The Hill Magazine is an annual publication of literary, in-depth journalism in the model of The New Yorker and similar "smart" magazines. The Hill Magazine is an annual publication of literary, in-depth journalism in the model of The New Yorker and similar "smart" magazines. The Hill, created in 2009, is published each fall by students. Most of the content is created in Magazine Writing, JOUR 4503, taught each spring semester.
Faculty Contact: Bret Schulte | firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Hill Media, the student-run advertising agency, is always ready to help clients craft a message and reach target audiences. Their services include graphic design, web design, video production, social media, event marketing, and public relations. A relatively new student media group, Main Hill Media was formed in 2017.
Faculty Contact: Robyn Ledbetter | email@example.com