The Department of New Media, Journalism, and Communication Arts is involved with the following student media: newspaper, yearbook, radio, and television.
Potpourri, the NSU yearbook
NSU’s yearbook, Potpourri, is an independent student media organization. Students plan, design and produce it. Many editorial staff members receive performance scholarships related to their responsibilities. One scholarship is also awarded each year to an incoming freshman. The book’s coverage runs from March to March of each year, allowing the staff to feature many campus events.
The Current Sauce, NSU’s student newspaper
The Current Sauce, the independent, student-operated newspaper at NSU, is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters and twice over the summer. It is continuously updated online at https://currentsauce.com/. The paper covers campus and community activities as well as social issues that concern students. Student scholarships are available for staff members and for one incoming freshman.
KNWD, the student radio station at NSU
KNWD 91.7 FM is a noncommercial radio station licensed to the Board of Trustees of Northwestern State University and operating out of facilities at 109 Kyser Hall. KNWD transmits a digital stereo FM signal 24 hours a day to the university community, the city of Natchitoches and surrounding areas. Only students are allowed to work for KNWD. Staffers learn skills in radio management and on-air hosting and production. Scholarships are available for some positions, and one scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman. Any student can apply to work without pay at the station.
The university’s official television channel, NSU TV, provides students broadcast experiences in reporting, writing and producing video for television and digital outlets. Some of these experiences are part of Department of New Media broadcast classes, and others are extracurricular. Each semester, students across campus are encouraged to audition for the various positions needed to air a live newscast. For more information on NSU TV, contact NSU TV Manager/Executive Director David Antilley at 318-357-4417. NSU TV is available in Natchitoches on Suddenlink Channel 22, CP-Tel Channel 55, and University Place 1 and University Place 2 Channel 8.
Student Media Coordinator
For more information about student media and scholarship opportunities, contact Student Media Coordinator Kenneth Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-357-5364. The student media suite is in 225 Kyser Hall.