About Us

The Center for Student Media formed in Fall 2013 to provide comprehensive advisory and financial support to the university’s student-run media: The Daily Cougar newspaper, CoogTV and COOG Radio.

Part of the Student Life portfolio in the Division of Student Affairs, the CSM is concerned with the development of students, focusing on critical thinking, leadership, ethics, collaboration, intercultural competence, goal-setting and ultimately, degree attainment. While our students are engaged in producing and promoting media channels and content, our goal is to ensure they are learning to become better thinkers and leaders in the process.

The second goal of the CSM is to manage the revenue-generating activities — advertising and media services — that can be used to grow our student media programs and provide richer experiences to the students involved.


Grounded in professional ethics and best practices, the Center for Student Media supports and empowers student-driven expression, publishing and broadcasting.


The Center for Student Media aspires to be a cutting-edge multi-platform laboratory that prepares collaborative, innovative and creative students for real-world leadership.