Santa Clara’s award-winning student media offer the chance to gain practical experience and develop leadership skills while collaborating with faculty, staff and other students on projects that affect the campus and the community. The Center for Student Leadership works closely with the staffers who run The Santa Clara newspaper, The Redwood yearbook, and KSCU 103.3, the university’s FM radio station, offering training in management skills, financial management, and ethical decision making.
The results have been impressive. In the last decade, The Santa Clara has earned three Pacemaker Awards — the top honor for college papers — and been named a finalist seven times. Individual students have won the Associated Collegiate Press Story of the Year contest three times, with four other students placing in the top three. Student journalists broadcasting at KSCU have earned the College Media Advisors Diversity Award for their coverage, and individual students have been honored by the Society for Professional Journalists and Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc.