Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
Truman Media Network
Truman student media come together in a convergence medium through the Truman Media Network to determine how to best tell stories - especially "big" stories. Because consumers access information from various media (TV, radio, print, Internet), TMN is a "real world" learning lab that mirrors the industry movement towards telling stories on multiple media platforms. KTRM, TMN-TV, and the Index have come together under the TMN umbrella to report Missouri elections and the Iowa caucuses.
The Index has received both national and state awards recognizing the 102-year-old newspaper for its continued excellence. In 2011, Missouri College Media Association named the Index, Truman State University’s student-produced newspaper, the best college newspaper in the state, and the College Media Advisers awarded the Index first place at the Apple Awards five times since 2003.
Detours is a Midwest travel magazine featuring unique faces and places in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. 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 has won an Apple Award for Best Collegiate General Interest Magazine in 2006 and 2007 from the College Media Advisers organization, and a Pacemaker award for its Spring 2006 issue.
KTRM is the University’s student-run campus radio station, on the air in HD 24 hours a day, serving Truman community and Adair county with a Progressive Rock format and specialty shows in the evening, including live broadcasts of campus sporting events and world & campus news. Since 2002, KTRM has won numerous media awards from the Missouri Broadcast Educator's Association each year.
TMN-TV broadcasts live newscasts every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. during the semester. Truman students can watch on cable channel 36, with replays on the local cable system. The staff uses Avid digital editing equipment and digital cameras. TMN-TV producers, reporters, editors, directors and studio crew give viewers the latest news - from Truman to the national level.