Texas Student Media

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Texas Student Media is an auxiliary enterprise of The University of Texas at Austin and the largest student media operation in the United States.[citation needed]

Media properties[edit]

The Daily Texan is the most significant of TSM's properties. With a daily print circulation of 14,600 copies and an online presence that reaches an average of 10,600 visitors per day, The Daily Texan is the centerpiece of what has become a $2.3 million multimedia operation.[1]

The following is a comprehensive list of Texas Student Media properties:

  • The Daily Texan, the most award-winning college newspaper in the United States
    • DT Weekend,[2] The Daily Texan's weekly entertainment resource
    • Longhorn Living,[3] the first student-created housing and apartment search engine for all University of Texas students
  • The Texas Travesty, the college humor publication with the largest circulation in the United States
  • Texas Student Television, one of few FCC-licensed Student television station in the United States
  • Cactus Yearbook, the school's yearbook
  • KVRX-FM, one of the few completely student-run college radio stations in the United States
  • The Vector,[4] a monthly publication within the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Board of Operating Trustees[edit]

A joint student-faculty Board of Operating Trustees sets policy and oversees the operation of student media on behalf of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Board also appoints the Director of Student Media, who oversees the daily business functions of TSM. The Director serves renewable annual terms. The Board of Operating Trustees is composed of three faculty members appointed to two year terms by the UT President, two outside media professionals appointed to two year terms by the UT President, and six students elected by the general student body to two year terms.

Board presidents[edit]

Board Vice Presidents[edit]


  1. ^ Steel, Emily (August 9, 2006). "Big Media on Campus". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  2. ^ http://www.dtweekend.com/
  3. ^ "Keyword Acquisitions". longhornliving.org. 
  4. ^ http://www.engr.utexas.edu/vector/

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