Students participate in the newsroom by taking any of these contributing classes:

Videojournalism Practices

Electronic News Reporting and Producing

Advanced Electronic News Reporting and Producing

Television News Producing

Advanced Reporting - Sports

The mission of Middle Tennessee News is to provide news and educational broadcasting to Middle Tennessee State University and residents within the broadcast area.  All media is produced at Middle Tennessee State University, School of Journalism and Strategic Media.  Students produce and anchor newscasts twice a week on Monday and Wednesday and contribute to the website.  MTSU students serve as managers under the supervision of award-winning faculty and receive grades for their contribution to the news product.  This teaching environment gives students a professional hands-on experience.  

Quality news, where you want it, when you want it.

Students also produce a :30 minute weekly sports show: Blue Raider Extra Point.  The show streams live Monday nights at 6:00 P.M to our website as well as Comcast Xfinity, channel 10 (MT10).  MT10 is an independent public access channel.  All content is entirely produced by MTSU students and managed by faculty. 

Faculty and Staff

News Director

Dan Eschenfelder

B.S. Mass Communications, 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Faculty News Manager

Dr. Christine Eschenfelder

Ph.D. Journalism, University of Florida

M.A. Journalism, University of Memphis

B.S. Sociology and Anthropology, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Faculty News Manager

Dr. Chris Bacon

Ph.D. Journalism, University of Kansas

M.A. Journalism, University of Illinois

B.S. Communications, Murray State University

Student Managers

Assignment Managers

Cheyana Avilla, 2019-2020

Morgan Gonzalez, 2019-2020

Jimmie Covington, 2019-2020

Caitlin Able, 2020

Ally Vaupel, 2020

Digital Content Managers

Alicia Patton, 2019-2020

Andrew Carroll, 2020

Sports Director

William Stephenson, 2020