Texas Student Media

We train future journalists, editors, radio producers and TV show runners through our award-winning student-run media entities.

We are the "Uncensored Voice" of the United States' largest student body—the University of Texas at Austin. TSM is composed of several student-produced media properties: The Daily Texan newspaper, the humor magazine Texas Travesty, the Cactus yearbook, KVRX 91.7 FM, Burntx.com, and Texas Student Television (TSTV). TSM is part of the Moody College of Communication, but we recruit students from all across campus and represent all student voices.

If you would like to participate, please visit participatetsm.com.

Student Leadership Applications are now online:

  • The Daily Texan Managing Editor Application (summer and/or fall)
  • KVRX Station Manager
  • TSTV Station Manager
  • Cactus Editor
  • Texas Travesty Editor

  • Students can gather signatures via this form:

  • Support Signature Form.

  • Upcoming Board Meetings

    • Monday, May 11, 2020


    Who We Are

    TSM is composed of several student-produced media properties: The Daily Texan newspaper; the humor magazine Texas Travesty; the Cactus yearbook; KVRX 91.7 FM; Texas Student Television (TSTV), and the alternative news site Burntx.com. We offer additional real-world, experiential opportunities with our advertising sales team, Texas Connect magazine and Bevo Video Productions. We are part of the Moody College of Communication, but all students can participate.

    The Daily Texan

    The Daily Texan is the largest and most award-winning college publication in the nation, and our alumni have won 12 Pulitzer Prizes. You can pick up our print product at newstands around campus and visit us at thedailytexan.com. We publish 5 days a week and our papers are always free. The Daily Texan has tryouts for open positions once each semester. Learn more here.


    KVRX aspires to play "none of the hits, all of the time." The UT student-produced programming airs on the FM dial between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. during the week and between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. on weekends. We're online 24/7 at kvrx.org. Any current UT-Austin student can become a DJ. Simply email programming@kvrx.org if you are interested, and we will get you trained and on the air as soon as we can.

    Texas Travesty

    The Travesty, UT’s official humor publication, has been voted "Best Non-Chronicle Publication" by the Austin Chronicle seven times and nominated for Best Sound Mixing at the Academy Awards every year since the paper’s founding in 1997. Download and submit our application at Texastravesty.com.


    Texas Student Television, or TSTV, is the nation’s only student-run, FCC-licensed television station. We have been producing and distributing the best student-made video content on campus for more than 25 years, and we’re available on Dorm Channel 15 and Antenna Channel 29.1, or online at watchtstv.com. At the beginning of the semester we hold an open general meeting where any interested potential volunteers can meet our current staff.

    Cactus Yearbook

    The Cactus has been known for excellence since 1894, and consistently wins honors in state, regional and national contests. Looking to work on the oldest UT publication? Visit cactusyearbook.com/apply and be a part of history.

    Burnt X

    Burnt X an alternative news site and TSM's newest entity. Burnt X is a digital-first news site that engages with people wherever they are, and publishes a print version within the pages of The Daily Texan. Visit us at burntx.com

    Advertise with us

    Find out what Texas Student Media can do for your business. Download our media kit, our spec sheet and our publication calendar. You can find information on Texas Connect in this style guide. And, for any advertising questions, send us an email.