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Chrissy Anzlovar, CMU Student

Colorado Mesa University provides opportunities for students to become involved in newspaper, magazine, radio, television, and internet publication. The following entities are partially funded by student fees and governed by the CMU Media Board, which consists of student editors, faculty advisors, and other representatives of the University and student body.


The Criterion, a weekly student-published newspaper, covers campus news and represents student views on local, regional, and national issues. The Criterion, which has a campus and community circulation of 4,000 is supported by student fees and advertising revenue. The advisor for the Criterion is Steve Fox at [email protected]. To reach the newspaper office for advertising information or story ideas visit

Horizon Magazine

Horizon Magazine is a full-color student magazine produced at least once each semester by CMU students. Horizon is a general interest magazine that contains feature articles and photography of the people, places and events that make up the community. Two thousand copies are distributed around campus and many other locations in Grand Junction. The magazine has expanded its reach by creating a full website, containing the content from each issue. For the past three years Horizon has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalist' Mark of Excellence Award for best overall student magazine in Region 9.

Professor Rhema Zlaten is the Horizon advisor and can be contacted via email at [email protected].  



CMU-TV is a student operated and managed television station, which broadcasts from the CMU campus on cablevision. CMU-TV normally provides news and sports twice per week. Although most staff members and managers are Mass Communication majors, students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to join CMU-TV to gain professional experience in television. The studio is located on the first floor of Escalante Hall in room 112. Professor Greg Mikolai is the faculty advisor for CMU-TV and can be reached via email at [email protected]. 

KMSA- FM 91.3

KMSA is a student-operated and student-managed full-service radio station broadcasting from the CMU campus since 1975. KMSA fills the air with Alternative music, specialty music shows, news and sports 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Although most staff members and Directors are Mass Communication majors, students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to become part of KMSA to gain professional experience in radio. The KMSA studios are located on the second floor of the University Center. For more information contact Gary Plante, KMSA's Faculty advisor, via email at [email protected].

The Social Circle

PR Club

Social Circle members assist student organizations with campaign development and implementation, conducts professional visits to media agencies and supports the Mass Communication program with promotion and management of events including Media Day and the annual Senior Barbecue. For more information contact Professor James Perez via email at [email protected]

CMU Photo Club

One of the great things about this club is that it's very free-flowing, with no preplanned agenda. Club members decide what they will do from meeting to meeting. This club meets every other week and reviews each other's photos, which are based on a chosen theme from the previous meeting. Members can suggest ideas, themes, or tutorials they might want to explore. This club is open to students across campus and WCCC and was formed for the sheer pleasure of looking at, making, and discussing photography--as our club slogan states: For the Love of Photography. For more information contact Professor Mickey Stellavato via email at [email protected].