Student Organizations

A wide variety of student media and professional organizations are available to students in the School of Media and Communication.

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:

  • 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. Faculty advisor: Paul Alday (
  • 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. Faculty advisor: Karl Smith (

    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. Faculty advisor: Karl Smith (

    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. Faculty advisor: Jasmine Crighton (

    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. Faculty advisor: Phil Beskid (

    Falcon Radio a web-based radio station featuring music, talk and sports programming. Faculty advisor: Phil Beskid (

    Falcon Media Sports Network (formerly BGRSO) 
    is an organization for people interested in radio broadcast sports. BGRSO provides sports programming and play-by-play for WBGU-FM and Falcon Radio. Faculty advisor: Karl Smith (

  • Media and Communication Student Association

    The Media Student and Communication Student Association (MCSA) is an organization that is designed to benefit all students in the School of Media and Communication (SMC). This organization will help SMC students become more involved with on-campus and off-campus organizations. Professional development and social activities such as field trips will be organized to cultivate sense of belonging and fellowship among SMC students. Faculty advisor: Dr. Louisa Ha (
  • 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. Faculty advisor: Paul Alday (
  • 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. Faculty advisor: Julie Hagenbuch (
  • 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. Faculty advisor: Jasmine Crighton (


Updated: 01/22/2024 05:08PM