LSU has five student media organizations: The Daily Reveille, Tiger TV, KLSU, Legacy and Gumbo. The LSU Office of Student Media hires nearly 200 paid students each semester from any major and concentration. Those interested in working for the LSU Office of Student Media may apply online or contact the student media organization directly by visiting B39 Hodges Hall.
The Daily Reveille
Since 1887, The Daily Reveille has been providing local and state news to campus. Today, The Daily Reveille runs five times a week each semester and once a week in the summer.
Of the 100-person team, The Daily Reveille student-led editorial staff hires writers for the news, sports, entertainment and opinion sections. Photographers, videographers, radio reporters and copydesk designers are also part of the newsroom. Though a newspaper, The Daily Reveille has a large online presence and partnership with KLSU, where Reveille radio journalists report the news on air.
The Daily Reveille has won numerous awards, including being named the Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists. Reveille alumni now work at The Washington Post, The Times-Picayune and Entertainment Weekly.
Tiger TV broadcasts live news, sports and entertainment programs four days a week via livestream, and rebroadcasts three days a week on WBTR, or local cable channel 19.
For nearly 30 years, Tiger TV has been equipping students with real-world experience to prepare them for life after graduation. About 60 students each semester work in front of and behind the camera as reporters, anchors, videographers, producers and managers. The daily newscast, “Newsbeat,” is broadcast from LSU’s $1 million state-of-the-art studio. For “Tiger TV Tailgate,” students broadcast a live show in front of Tiger Stadium before every home football game.
Tiger TV reporters break news, host political debates and interview sources from Coach Les Miles to Gov. John Bel Edwards. Our alumni work at news stations across the nation. One former station manager is now the director of communications at CBS Evening News.
KLSU, a FCC-licensend, non-commercial, educational radio station, broadcasts 24/7 with 5,700 watts of power at 91.1 FM. Listeners can tune in to 91.1 FM from up to 40 miles away from campus, or listen to KLSU worldwide via web streaming.
KLSU disc jockeys describe the overall theme of the station as “alternative,” but students host specialty shows at night and on the weekends. These shows include genres like underground hip-hop, folk and contemporary funk. The station plays music from student-curated computer playlists, but also has the capability to broadcast via record changer or our live studio.
KLSU and The Daily Reveille report the news, sports and entertainment on air as well.
Legacy, LSU’s feature magazine, publishes four times a year and covers LSU culture, trends and issues.
Edgy writers, designers, photographers and editors create Legacy. From fashion and food to diversity and division, the Legacy team explores ideas at the forefront of college students’ minds. Filled with long-form articles, opinion columns and creative photo series, Legacy gives students interested in the magazine industry hands-on experience.
Gumbo is LSU’s yearbook, a 400-page, full-color snapshot of life on LSU’s campus. Gumbo photographers take portraits for graduating seniors, and design pages for student organizations.
Since 1900, Gumbo has archived significant events as well as human-interest details chronologically. In 2015, Gumbo created “Humans of LSU,” mirrored off the popular “Humans of New York” blog, in which the photographer not only takes a portrait of the subject, but also captures insightful quotes.