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.  Out newscast streams live to our website every Monday and Wednesday nights at 5:00.  

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 airs Saturday monrings at 10:30 during football season leading up to kickoff at 11:00.  The show focuses on CUSA and Blue Raider sports.  The show airs on True Blue TV - Comcast Xfinity channel 9 and the Roku app in the Nashville market.  All content is entirely produced by MTSU students and managed by faculty. 

Faculty and Staff

Christine Eschenfelder Headshot 3 (1).jp
Chris Bacon Pic.jpg

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

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

Morgan Gonzalez, 2019-2021

Kristi Jones, 2019-2021

Digital Content Managers

Alicia Patton, 2019-2021

Sports Director

William Stephenson, 2020-2021

Houston Chapman, Associate 2021