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Student Media Board

American University student media organizations are completely student-run and open to all students at AU, regardless of school, class or major. Whether you're into print or broadcast journalism, creative writing or photography, DJing or directing, you're likely to find an outlet that's right for you!

All groups are editorially independent of the university but rely on student activity funds. The student-led Media Board consists of a representative from each Student Media organization and three chairs who oversee the operation. This collaborative effort encourages an inclusive and engaging educational experience for everyone involved. To learn more or contact the Student Media Board, visit their Engage page or email studentmedia@american.edu.


Maura Fox an Assistant Director of the Center for Student Involvement. As part of her role, she advises the Graduate Leadership Council. 

Office: MGC 271
Email: mfox@american.edu

The Eagle student newspaper logo on a red backdrop

The Eagle is AU's student newspaper, in circulation since 1925. The newspaper publishes news, features, sports and opinions online daily, as well as in two print editions distributed each semester.

Read The Eagle

Second District Records on a red gradient

Second District Records (SDR) is a record label run exclusively by AU students. The organization is the most recent addition to Student Media, joining in April 2018. Check out their Instagram.

Discover SDR

AmLit alongside its logo, a colorful quotation mark, on a white background.

American Literary (AmLit) is AU's literary magazine. The magazine publishes poetry, prose, photography and more online and in its print edition distributed on campus once each semester.

Read AmLit

Her Campus at American over a red-pink skyline

Her Campus AU is an online college women's magazine featuring stories and tips about style, beauty, health and more. The group is a local chapter of a national organization.

Read Her Campus AU

Stylized white letters reading WVAU on a black background

WVAU is AU's student-run internet radio station. The station's roughly 80 DJs feature music ranging from indie, hip-hop and electronica to experimental, folk and jazz.

Listen to WVAU

AU Television's logo, the letter ATV within a play button, on a white background

American Television (ATV) is AU's student-run television station, which broadcasts news and other programs 24/7 on campus cable channels 2 and 15 and streams online.

Watch ATV

The Blackprint logo on a black background

The Blackprint is an online news and culture magazine published by the AU chapter of the Association of Black Journalists, creating a community for students of color pursuing media careers.

Read the Blackprint

Image of a lens, the logo of AU Photo Collective

Photo Collective is a community of student photographers that connects students with opportunities to practice their craft, publishing photography online and in a spring print magazine. 

Meet Photo Collective

AWOL Logo, with text below, critical, subversive, irrepressible

American Way of Life (AWOL) is a progressive magazine that covers social, cultural and political issues. The magazine publishes stories online and in a print edition distributed once each semester.