Student Organizations

A wide variety of student media and professional organizations are available to Journalism and Public Relations majors at BGSU.

These organizations help you supplement your class work with real-world experience, make friends and increase professional networking.

Our student media and professional organizations include:

  • Association of Women in Communications

    Women in communication is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communication era.
  • Falcon Forensics Speech and Debate Team

    The Falcon Forensics Speech & Debate Program is a co-curricular, competitive team offered through the School of Media & Communication to any BGSU undergraduate student in good academic standing. Students, with the help of an experienced coaching staff, prepare speeches, debates and interpretive performances, competing with similar students from other academic institutions. The activity is the collegiate level of speech contests and forensics teams offered in many high schools. The BGSU Forensics, Speech & Debate Program is committed to promoting communicative, creative, performance and critical excellence through undergraduate intercollegiate forensics and debate activities within a supportive learning environment.

Falcon Media

BG Falcon Media is an organization encompassing student media organizations at Bowling Green State University. These organizations include The BG News, G24, WBGU-FM, BGRSO (Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization), Key Magazine, The Obsidian, Flacon Radio, and Falcon Communications. 

The BG News a newspaper that publishes a print edition once a week during the school year and weekly during the summer. It also includes an online version that updates as news events happen.

BG 24 News a short, live television newscast produced from our Kuhlin Center studios. BG-24 News currently airs twice a week, with supplemental shows for sports and other issues.

Falcon Communications is a student-run public relations firm.

The Key a quarterly magazine featuring long-form journalism and feature stories.

The Obsidian a newsletter featuring diversity issues.

WBGU-FM an FM radio station broadcasting to Bowling Green and surrounding communities on 88.1 FM. It also streams content online.

Falcon Radio a web-based radio station featuring music, talk and sports programming.

Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization
is an organization for people interested in radio broadcast sports. BGRSO provides sports programming and play-by-play for WBGU-FM and Falcon Radio.

  • Media Student Association

    The Media Student Association is an organization that is designed to benefit MDIA students in any way possible. This organization will help MDIA students become more involved with on-campus and off-campus organizations. MDIA students can receive advice from fellow MDIA students about how to get internships, where to look for internships, what classes to take, and where to look for scholarship opportunities. Being involved with this organization allows MDIA students to get more out of their major and learn about all the opportunities they have to succeed as a MDIA student at BGSU. Faculty advisor: Dr. Louisa Ha (louisah@bgsu.edu)
  • Pi Kappa Delta

    Pi Kappa Delta is the National Forensics and Communication Honorary Society consisting of educators, students and alumni that cultivates articulate citizenship through the promotion of ethical, humane and inclusive communication and educational practices.
  • Public Relations Student Society of America

    PRSS is an organization for people interested in pursuing a career in public relations. PRSSA features field trips, professional speakers and other activities.
  • Society of Professional Journalists

    SPJ is an organization for people interested in pursuing a career in journalism. SPJ features field trips, professional speakers and other activities.