We train future journalists, editors, radio producers, news anchors and even entrepreneurs through our ever-evolving student-run media outlets.
Highlander Student Media has been a significant part of student involvement at Radford University. Being a solely student-run media outlet HSM gives all students a voice that can and will be heard on campus, the city of Radford, and beyond. HSM is composed of several student-produced media properties: The Tartan newspaper, the online magazine Whim, The Beehive yearbook, Radio Free Radford (RFR), Radford on Camera (ROC-TV), and Student Media Advertising (SMADS).
Radford’s weekly student-run newspaper, The Tartan, features news and information about Radford University and the surrounding area and is distributed both on campus and around the city. The paper also exists to provide an experimental ground for students so they can experience what it takes to make it as a journalist, whether they want to be a reporter, editor, copy editor, editor-in-chief, designer or even something else entirely. We proved the support, outlet, and leadership opportunities to make you and your experience at Radford University thrive by expanding your portfolio, engaging with people from all backgrounds, being apart of something big, and giving the tools you need to “make it.” Learn more here!
Whim is Radford University’s official online magazine. Whim serves two purposes: to provide information and entertainment to Radford University and our global readers daily. Second, is to provide our staff with a working knowledge of a professional, interactive website. Writing for Whim is easy; if you’re a current or former Radford University student, professor, or staff member, you need only to sign up, and you can begin writing immediately. For more information, feel free to contact us directly.
First and foremost, the Beehive strives to showcase the excellence of Radford University students and serve as the chronicle to the events which shape and build our campus community. The Beehive is the oldest student media publication in the university’s history. In that time, the Beehive has taken many different forms but stayed true to its roots. Currently, it is a free bi-annual magazine created by students, for students.
Radio Free Radford is a student-run internet radio station at Radford University. In 2016, RFR moved studios during the summer of 2016 and became a full-time live broadcast from then on. New programming and innovative technology drives this student organization, tune in to RFR for your music, your way.
Radford On Camera (ROC-TV) is Radford University’s student-run video production organization. ROC-TV generates multiple videos in a variety of formats to post on video hosting sites and other Social Media’s. We are over twenty-one years old and look to continue thriving for the next twenty-one years while serving the campus community. We work to craft our videos, to push our audience aesthetically, and to keep them up to date with the newest information about the campus. We have worked with the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, the Radford City Police Department, the Radford University Police Department, Sinkland Farms, RU’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club, and many more!
Student Media Advertising (SMADs) was founded in 2001 as the sole advertising sales organization for Highlander Student Media. The primary goal of SMADs is to offer advertising space in all of the above publications. Advertise with us here!