The Department of New Media, Journalism, and Communication Arts is involved with the following student media:

Potpourri, the NSU yearbook

NSU’s yearbook, the Potpourri, is an independent student media organization. Students plan, design, and produce it. Many editorial staff members receive performance scholarships linked 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 Northwestern, is published on campus during the fall, spring, and summer semesters and has an online edition. The weekly paper (bi-weekly in the summer) covers campus and community activities as well as relevant 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 non-commercial 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 and the City of Natchitoches and surrounding areas. Only students are allowed to work for KNWD, which provides opportunities to acquire radio management skills and become disc jockeys. Scholarships are available for some positions and one scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman. Any student may apply to work without pay in the station.

Student Media Coordinator

For more information about student media and scholarship opportunities please contact Student Media Coordinator Daniel Thiels via e-mail at or at 318-357-5364.  The Student Media Suite is located in Kyser Hall, Room 225.

The university’s official television channel, NSU TV, provides students broadcast experiences in reporting, writing and producing for television and for online video. Some of these experiences are part of Mass Communication broadcast classes while 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 Manager/Executive Director of NSU TV 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.