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Who We

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 and practices. 


Where to Find Us

We are located in the Department of Communication on USA’s main campus.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JagMediaUSA/
Instagram: @JagMediaUSA
Email: jagmedia@southalabama.edu

About The Vanguard

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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 photographers.

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 About Due South

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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.


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About 97.1 The Prowl

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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 a 15- to 18-mile radius.

We welcome currently enrolled students in every major to participate on and off the air in programming, promotions, news, production, podcasting and marketing. Managerial positions are paid. All other staff work on a volunteer basis.


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 About JagTV

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JagTV features student-produced series and films. It broadcasts on channel 61.1 on the 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.


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Get in Contact with Jag Media 

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


Director of Student Media

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Heather Leigh Stanley




Business Office and Accounting

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Candice Jennings





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Preston Smith

Advertising Manager

(251) 460-7966



Music Submissions

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Ben Morris

Program Director

97.1 The Prowl

(251) 380-2805



Staff Information

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Shannon Lundgren

Editor in Chief

The Vanguard



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Sara Boone

Editor in Chief

Due South


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Kyle Bland

General Manager




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Caitlyn Penter

Operations Manager

97.1 The Prowl



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Tara Principe

Marketing and Promotions

Jag Media