Communication blog

  • Student media scores election night victory

    November 4, 2010

    Members of the Truman Media Network–KTRM, News36 and the Index–provided live coverage of the 2010 election on cable (News36), over the air (KTRM) and online (Index).  Among the election night coverage highlights: TMN scored the first live media interview with Rep. Rebecca McClanahan, who lost her seat in the Missouri House.

  • Forensics Team Success

    November 1, 2010

    The Truman State University Speech and Debate Team traveled to Omaha, Nebraska October 22-24 and brought back 12 awards. Senior Dylan Clark made it to semifinals in debate and received a 9th place individual speaking award. Freshman Nick Gorman made it to the octofinal round and received a fourth place speaking award. In junior varsity […]

  • Summer 2011 opportunity for Communication students

    October 25, 2010

    The Office of Admission at Truman State is looking for dedicated and energetic students to organize, facilitate programming, and provide guidance to first year students and their parents for nine summer orientation sessions.  Admissions offers a stipend, housing during the program, and leadership experience. Students should apply by visiting or stopping by Ruth W. […]

  • Speech Team: already gearing up for Nationals

    October 5, 2010

                 The Truman Speech and Debate team traveled to Illinois State University this past weekend to check out the site of the 2011 National Championship Tournament. Of the four students attending, three were freshman, but all were entered in varsity events.  “I wanted the novices to be entered in the varsity category so that they could […]

  • Truman State forensics team opens the season with a bang!

    September 29, 2010

    The Truman State Forensics Team opened the season with several final round finishes in Bowling Green, Ky.  …more

  • Truman students participate in speech and theatre convention

    September 28, 2010

    Front Row (left to right) Sharon Roettger Duggan-Jinga (1990, Fort Zumwalt West, O’Fallon), Doug Erwin (1992, McCluer, Florissant), Carol Grindle Swinderman MacArthur (1992, Nevada R-5), Katie Rucinski (2000, Blue Springs South), Abigayle Richardson (current Truman student) Back Row (left to right) Jennifer Forrest-James (1993, Parkway South, St. Louis), Michael Hachmeister (1992, Parkway South, St. Louis), […]

  • A new school year: New media managers

    August 20, 2010

    Truman State media–The Index, Detours, News36, and KTRM (FM)–have some new faces for the 2010-2111 school year.  These co-curricular media–all members of the Truman Media Network–serve Truman State, Kirksville, and beyond with traditional media channels and the Internet.  The new media managers include: Hannah Douglas–Executive Producer, News36  Brenna McDermott–Editor in Chief, Index Stephanie Hall–Editor, Detours magazine James Megahan–General Manager, KTRM […]

  • TSU forensics team achieves national champion status

    April 25, 2010

    The Truman Speech and Debate team brought home first place and fourth place awards during national competition in April.  …more

  • KTRM general manager receives TSU leadership award

    April 21, 2010

    Truman State University has presented Greg Goodwin, KTRM station manager, (The Edge) with a 2010 Golden Leadership Award.  Greg received the award for his outstanding efforts to promote KTRM and the university, which included live broadcast coverage of “Fireside Fridays” on the TSU campus and coverage of the Kirksville candidates’ forum in April.  Congratulations, Greg!

  • Truman students win broadcast awards

    March 31, 2010

    Several students received first place and honorable mentions in the annual Missouri Broadcast Educator’s Association student media contest. First place awards include: Tyler Killen-Sports Audio Paul Vogl- Sports Audio Scott Turner- Radio Station Promotion Audio Jared Young-Website/Multimedia Honorable Mention: Tyler Killen-Music Video Tyler Killen and Paul Vogl-Audio Play-by-Play Paul Vogl-Sports Audio Paul Bischoff-Audio News Feature […]