The Center for Innovation in Media is home to student media, the MT Now app, Innovation J-Camp and other developing millennial and mobile projects.
Sidelines, established in 1925 as MTSU’s student newspaper, is now a digital daily media company that prints a news magazine six times a year. The Sidelines website, mtsusidelines.com, publishes stories focused on campus news, sports, entertainment and in-depth topics of interest to millennials.
Sidelines is editorially independent and remains a strong voice for students. Sidelines gives students hands-on experience as reporters, photographers, editors, web producers, app managers, video producers, podcasters, designers and interactive developers.
MT10 and MT10 News
MT10 is a student-run television station that streams live via UStream and broadcasts in Rutherford County on Comcast channel 10. MT10 News is a live news show providing news from MTSU, Murfreesboro and the surrounding area.
MT10 gives students opportunities to work on camera, behind the scenes, and in managerial positions doing both daily news and original programming shot in a state-of-the-art green screen robotic studio. Experiences at MT10 have led alumni to careers as Emmy-winning news reporters, editors, producers, production personnel and entrepreneurs.
WMTS 88.3 FM
WMTS is MTSU’s 680-watt radio station. On the air since 1992, WMTS began as alternative music and news outlet, WNAR (We Need a Radio). The station continues that mission today: Student-paid and operated, WMTS gives a voice to students and offers hands-on broadcasting experience.
Match Records is a student record label with two signed artists, Luke Caccetta and Exum.
As part of MTSU’s Recording Industry program, Match Records strives to involve students in all aspects of a traditional record label: talent acquisition and development, production, marketing and distribution. In turn, students gain real-world experience and opportunities for networking.
In the spring of 2015 Match helped produce the music video for Luke Caccetta’s song “Smokin”