Student Media

Tiger's Roar Online


Tiger’s Roar is an independent student news outlet at Savannah State University. Though housed in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at the university, the multimedia news outlet is open to any student - no matter age, major or classification - as an opportunity to practice reporting, writing and news production.

The paper is fully produced by students. Students report, write and edit stories, layout the print editions, update the website and sell advertising.

Two advisors - one staff member and one faculty member - serve as counsel to the students in times of ethical dilemma and internal issues. The advisors have no editorial control and do not decide what is published.

The news website, which was revamped in 2014, attracts an average of 200 unique visitors daily. Students regularly produce written stories, videos, photo galleries and other multimedia elements specifically for the website. In the 2014-2015 school year, the most popular stories were focused on breaking news, sports and entertainment, most of which were produced solely for the website.

The print edition is published and distributed three times a semester (six times a year). The current version of Tiger’s Roar was started in 2012, though the paper has been in existence since the 1940s. The circulation of the publication is 1,500. It is printed by the Brunswick News Publishing Company. It is funded through several outlets including advertising revenue and student activities fees.

To get involved, contact Tiger's Roar advisors: 

Kareem McMichael:

WTRT- Tiger's Roar TV (Watch Live)

The Tiger’s Roar TV, WTRT-TV, is the television studio of the department of journalism and mass communications. The Tiger’s Roar TV moved its operations to a newly built studio in 2016.

 The studio is used for classroom instruction and for student-led projects in student organizations and other cross-curricular activities. An example of a student-led production is a sports show called Xtreme Sports. The new studio utilizes state-of-the-art virtual green-screen technology.  Students use the larger of two studios for most productions. The smaller studio is used primarily for class projects.

 To contribute content and to get involved, contact Will Martin at