The Office of Student Media strives to encourage its students to produce excellent products, with student control over content and process in order to maximize learning. The main mission of the Office of Student Media is to provide the campus with news and information, an exchange of ideas, and entertainment. While doing all of this, Student Media also provides hands-on experience for hundreds of students each year in areas such as mass communication, performance, and computer engineering as well as in leadership, management, human relations, and fiscal responsibility.
The Daily Reveille, LSU students' source for news, has been keeping students informed for more than a century. The print version publishes five days a week during the fall and spring semesters, with a circulation of about 14,000, and twice a week during the summer semester. The online version is updated multiple times a day as news happens. In addition to the print content, it also includes unique interactive content. The site had almost 1.7 million page views during the 2009-2010 academic year. The student journalists who produce The Daily Reveille also use the Web site to update readers on breaking news during holidays and semester breaks when the paper is not being printed, or to get important news to readers as it happens.
Legacy is a general-interest, feature magazine that focuses on people and issues relating to the LSU campus community. It uses student-prepared content. Legacy has become known for its unique design. The magazine is published four times a year and is distributed at numerous locations across the campus.
KLSU is an FCC-licensed NCE (non-commercial educational) radio station, broadcasting with 5,000 watts of power at 91.1 on the FM dial. The station is on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a format of college alternative music and specialty programming. All programming and operations are managed by the student staff. KLSU's studios are state-of-the-art. On-air show hosts can play music from a 1,200-song library on the computer hard drive, or from CDs, tapes, and even vinyl records. KLSU also features a "Live Room," in which artists can perform live on the air.
Tiger TV, campus cable channel 75, reaches approximately 6,500 students who live and congregate in common areas on campus, such as residence halls and sorority and fraternity houses. It employs approximately 50 people each semester giving students the opportunity to be station manager, camera operators, news reporters, programmers, on-air personality, even work with clients to help create TV commercials.
Gumbo yearbook chronicles the entire academic year at LSU in 400 pages of full color. In words and especially photos, the Gumbo shows the people, places, and events that make each year unique. In addition to formal portraits of schools and departments, the book contains hundreds of snapshots of students with their friends and dozens of pages showcasing organizations. The book is distributed in early fall.