Journalism adds new sports media options for students

The mission of the new sports media minor and concentration in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media is to offer students targeted educational and hands-on opportunities to be successful ...

The Slants’ Tam recalls fight for band’s trademark

Students and staff gathered in the Student Union Parliamentary Room on Sept. 24 to hear the story behind Simon Tam’s Asian-American rock band, The Slants.

Wired For Surprise: Garth Brooks joins Keb’ Mo’ in Americana WMOT kickoff

WMOT’s 2019 AmericanaFest programming kicked off in the midst of a couple of notable anniversaries.

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Engagefest rocks the Quad

For the fifth year in a row, the Department of Recording Industry put on its celebrated MT Engagefest in coordination with the universitywide event MT Engage Week.

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Constitution Day: A day for American reflection

Signed over 200 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was the focal point for Middle Tennessee State University students and faculty on Constitution Day on Sept. 17. The event was a campuswide read aloud of the Constitution in multiple locations on campus. 

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“The Bonnaroo campus” again available to students

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, served as a hands-on, outdoor classroom for College of Media and Entertainment students in 2019 for the sixth year in a row.

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Chris Young funds reno of campus entertainment venue

A new live entertainment venue on the Middle Tennessee State University campus is named the Chris Young Café to honor the multiplatinum Nashville entertainer’s continued support of his alma mater. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, at an event on July 9 at the Country Music Association headquarters on Music Row, thanked Young for lending his […]

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Animation students compete in international film challenge

In May 2019, Dr. Guangping Zheng, Professor Kevin McNulty and animation students Catie Adams, Tyler Aldridge and Virginia Lake Petty traveled to Shanghai, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to participate inWonderful World International Student Media Art Exhibition. 

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Billboard gives the nod to Recording Industry again

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is part of Billboard’s annual list of America’s top music business schools for the sixth year in a row.

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MFA grad uses Nashville’s Tracking Room for project

During spring semester 2019, Jacob Keener, a graduate student in MTSU’s Recording Arts and Technologies Master of Fine Arts program, presented his final project at The Tracking Room Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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Three pros added to 2019’s college Wall of Fame

Three acclaimed alumni are now part of the Wall of Fame in MTSU’s College of Media and Entertainment: archival engineer Deborah Fairchild, New York Times best-selling author Leland Gregory, and public relations and marketing executive Dwayna Haley.

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Live special celebrates WMOT’s 50th anniversary

It went live 50 years ago today as a student-run “educational radio station,” and MTSU’s WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 is still focusing on informing its audience about great music and local, national and international news.

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Media students enjoy ACM Awards opportunity

College of Media and Entertainment students and faculty got some behind-the scenes instruction at rehearsals before the April 7 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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Keel leads panel on country radio gender equity pre-ACM

 LAS VEGAS — Chair of the Department of Recording Industry Beverly Keel helped lead an Academy of Country Music event in Las Vegas April 6 about the lack of gender equity in country radio.

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Alumna and indie star Julien Baker returns to campus

For singer-songwriter Julien Baker, representation matters. But, like most subjects she can (and will) intelligently pontificate about, it’s not that simple.

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