About Us

KSU Student Media (KSUSM) offers students the opportunity to gain experience in print, broadcast, and online media, advertising, PR, graphic design, and web design, and more.

KSUSM consists of The Sentinel newspaper, The Peak magazine, Owl Radio, and the supporting Marketing Team. All students are invited to participate in one or more media groups regardless of major, year in school, or previous experience. Volunteer and paid positions are available. In addition to obtaining specialized skills, making friends, and making a difference, many students have used their experience to earn internships and jobs following graduation.

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Our Mission

KSU Student Media is dedicated to the support and encouragement of responsible, ethical media to connect, explore, and enrich the lives of the university’s many constituencies. It provides an open forum to the campus community for the free expression and exchange of ideas, concerns, issues, trends, information, and outlets for the KSU community. KSU Student Media provides opportunities for interested students to learn and practice skills in art, journalism, design, production, photography, editing, business, advertising, web authoring, broadcasting, new media, and management in a "true to life" setting. It encourages the values of integrity, tenacity, creativity, and honesty in the pursuit of excellence. 

The Sentinel Newspaper

The Sentinel is the Kennesaw State weekly newspaper and has been covering news and events impacting KSU students for over 50 years. The Sentinel publishes weekly on Tuesdays and as news happens at The Sentinel The Sentinel is a designated public forum, giving students a platform for their voice to make a difference at their school and in their community. Student editors and managers have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. The Sentinel needs reporters, editors, photographers, designers, and more.

Phone: (470) 578-6470

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The Peak Magazine

The Peak, formerly the Engineering Technician, was established in 1948 at SPSU and became The Sting newspaper. A year after consolidation, The Sting magazine changed its name to The Peak, committed to bringing news and entertainment the students of KSU want. Our publication is a great tool for all organizations to use to promote their activities, events and causes. The staff works hard to engage students in campus life and conversations. All content is student produced. Peak publishes monthly and is available in print at newsstands across campus and online below.

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KSU Owl Radio

Owl Radio is KSU’s streaming, student-run, college radio station. In addition to listening to us, you can watch us and talk back. Owl Radio has been broadcasting since 2007 and is the youngest outlet of the KSU Student Media family. Owl Radio is a traditional college station, broadcasting an eclectic mix of genres – rock, pop, jazz, indie, rap, hip hop, country, classical, and more. Owl Radio also gives a platform for local artists and bands. In addition to music, Owl Radio broadcasts campus news, KSU athletic and intramural events, sports play-by-play, talk shows, and even an award-winning radio drama. Tune in below.

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Student Media Business Operations

The Business Operations Division is comprised of student assistants and volunteers and is the critical support for all of KSUSM’s outlets. The Division runs the front office, handles all sales, distribution, and promotions for all publications and the station, and maintains the online presence of all our organizations. Students design and maintain web pages, sell advertising, get their hands dirty delivering publications, and run events such as the Owl Connection street team, News & Brews, and more. The Business Operations Division reports directly to the Business Coordinator for Student Media.

Phone: (470) 578-6470



Located on the Kennesaw campus, The Sentinel, The Peak, and Business Operations are in the James V. Carmichael Student Center, Room 162-B. Owl Radio is in Room 171.


For general student media questions, use the Contact page.

For complaints or more formal concerns, visit the KSU Concerns website.