Who We Are
Jag Media is the student media group of the University of South Alabama under the
direction of the Department of Communication. Jag Media includes The Vanguard
newspaper, Due South magazine, JagTV and WJGR 97.1 The Prowl. All media are
student operated and open to all currently enrolled students regardless of major.
What We Do
Jag Media provides a multimedia learning environment that mirrors professional
industry standards and practices to prepare students for placement in media jobs, to
enhance the collegiate experience, to provide opportunities for personal growth, to
serve as a communication channel for student opinion and inquiry, to educate the
student population and to exercise and to develop soft skills necessary in the diverse
global multimedia workforce.
What We Want to Do
To create a professional learning environment that mirrors real-world media standards
Where to Find Us
We are located in the Department of Communication on USA’s main campus.
The Vanguard is the official student newspaper of the University of South Alabama,
serving the University's student, staff, faculty and campus community since 1965. It is published and distributed on Mondays during the regular academic year. One of the
largest circulation weeklies in southern Alabama, The Vanguard is provides a hands-on
learning environment and informs the public of campus news and issues.
All staff positions are paid. Students work as editors, reporters, advertisers, and
Due South is the lifestyle magazine for the University of South Alabama campus. Since
its founding in 2012, the magazine has strove to capture the true spirit of USA and the
Mobile area, with its diverse trends, styles and attitudes. We regularly spotlight art,
music, people, destinations, entertainment and events.
Students can serve as the editor in chief or assistant editor. All article and photography
submissions are accepted on a freelance basis.
Our bi-annual publication is targeted to our student body and a community each spring
and fall. The magazine is a subsidiary publication of The Vanguard newspaper.
JagTV features student-produced series and films. It broadcasts on channel 61.1 on
USA cable system throughout the dorms and common places on campus. JagTV is
available online on YouTube.
All managerial positions are paid. All other staff work on a volunteer basis. Students
work as managers, script writers, producers, floor directors, editors and talent.
97.1 The Prowl is the student-run Variety format radio station featuring music and
student-produced programming at 97.1 FM.
97.1 The Prowl is a federally licensed, non-commercial low-power station servicing
15- to 18-mile radius.
We welcome currently enrolled students in every major to participate on and off the
in programming, promotions, news, production, podcasting and marketing. Managerial
positions are paid. All other staff work on a volunteer basis.
USA Office of Student Media
Department of Communication
6021 USA Drive South
Mobile, AL 36688
Director’s office: CB 132
Business office: CB 134
Student media office: CB 230
97.1 The Prowl studio: CB 230A
Television studio: SLB 170
Heather Leigh Stanley, director of student media, has more than 15 years of experience
Ms. Stanley launched WJGR-LP 97.1 The Prowl, USA’s student-run radio station, in September
Ms. Stanley received her B.A. in communication with a concentration in public relations