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Come write or take photos for our AU's student newspaper and student magazine.

The Communication Department oversees Augusta University's student-produced newspaper (The Bell Ringer) and student magazine (The Phoenix). The student newspaper posts online stories and photos, and prints a physical newspaper a few times a year as well, covering stories and events that matter to our students. Our student magazine gives more essays, in-depth commentary, photos and poetry from students. Both publications are open for any student to submit to, and no matter your major, you can contact us if you want to apply to be part of the team bringing these publications to life. Some staff positions are paid positions as well.  Publishing news and magazine stories is great experience for your future in the communication field, wherever you go. 

Find out more about these two student-led publications.

The Phoenix Magazine

Dylan Wilson- Magazine Adviser

Augusta University's Student-Produced Magazine

The Phoenix Magazine is a student-written, photographed, designed, and published print magazine. Communication majors can join the magazine to become editors, designers, writers, and photographers for its feature articles. The magazine is advised by Professor Dylan Wilson.

The Phoenix won first place nationwide for its cover design at the CMA (College Media Association) awards in New York City in 2020.


Phoenix Magazine Cover

The Bell Ringer Newspaper

The Bell Ringer

Rachel Balducci- Adviser

Student Online and Print Newspaper

The Bell Ringer has been our college newspaper since 1957. Today students write, edit, and produce written, photographic, and video news for print and online publication. Currently advised by faculty member Rachel Balducci, students have covered university and community news for generations and keep winning awards.

View The Bell Ringer Website

News About The Bell Ringer

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Augusta University communication students turn passion for sports into professional experience

Dr. David Bulla, chair of the Department of Communication, credits his faculty for preparing students so well, noting that they thrive on teaching by experiential learning.

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Graduation Week 2021: Cyber operations grad prepares for future in software engineering

When Maggie Cluney learned about the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences moving to the Georgia Cyber Center, she decided to leave Savannah to join Jaguar Nation.

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Bell Ringer journalists win SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

Communication students Carlos Rodriguez and Emily Garcia have won Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence regional awards for their work in The Bell Ringer. The national winners will be announced this summer.

photo from article Freedom Forum leader headlines Future of First Amendment event at Augusta University

Freedom Forum leader headlines Future of First Amendment event at Augusta University

Gene Policinski will be the keynote speaker at the Future of the First Amendment Symposium, a three-day event at Augusta University from March 13-15.