The Index is the student- produced newspaper at Truman State University. The newspaper employs a staff of about 50 students. Applications for open positions are accepted at the beginning and end of every semester. The paper is published weekly on Thursdays throughout the school year. The paper won the Apple Award of Excellence at the College Media Advisers' convention in 2003 and 2005 and was a finalist for the Pacemaker awarded by the Associate Collegiate Press in 2005. The Index recently won an Apple Award for Best Non-Daily Newspaper at the 2006 College Media Advisers' convention.
Detours is a Midwest travel magazine featuring unique faces and places in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Produced by students at Truman State University, Detours is published twice a year in the winter and summer. Each issue highlights colorful characters and one-of-a-kind locales off the beaten path. Detours recently won an Apple Award for Best Collegiate General Interest Magazine at the 2006 College Media Advisers' convention.
KTRM is the University's student-run campus radio station. KTRM provides broadcast opportunities and educational experiences for students while serving the information and entertainment needs of the University and surrounding communities. KTRM is on the air 24 hours a day serving Truman community and Adair county. In the coming months, the station will begin broadcasting in HD, the new digital standard under adoption by radio stations nationwide. The format is Alternative Rock with specialty shows in the evening. Regular news and sports broadcasts cover world and national news while emphasizing campus news. In addition, campus sporting events are broadcast live. Visit the KTRM Website.
The Echo is the yearbook published annually by the University. The yearbook employs 13 students in editor positions. General staff members write copy, take photographs, design spreads, conduct accuracy checks and sell advertisements. These positions are available at any time during the school year.
The Windfall is Truman State University's campus journal of art, literature, drama, photography and music. All of the work is student-composed and the journal is entirely student-produced. The Windfall publishes once a school year late in the spring semester. If you are interested in joining the staff, feel free to contact them at Windfall@truman.edu. Staff includes an editor in chief, assistant editor, layout editor, art/music editor, poetry editor and a prose editor. General staff members attend weekly meetings to discuss and vote on all submissions. No member of the staff is excluded from any part of the publication process.
News 36 represents the broadcast side of journalism at Truman State University. Two live broadcasts air every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. after midterm break each semester. Before midterm break, one live broadcast airs every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Truman students and the Kirksville community can watch the newscast on cable channel 36. The staff uses the best equipment available, including Avid digital editing equipment and new Cannon XL2 cameras. News 36 producers, reporters, editors, directors and studio crew work hard to get viewers the latest news from Truman to the national level.