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Student Media Organizations

The Daily Beacon

The Daily Beacon is UT’s editorially independent student newspaper. It is published Mondays and Thursdays when classes are in session and is distributed free of charge on newsstands across campus. Commentary, news and features about campus life, sports, art, and culture are offered to readers in print and online formats, including Facebook and Twitter postings. Sales, design, and editorial positions are filled by students, and applications are accepted throughout the year. Participation on the staff is open to any interested UTK student. Follow this link to apply online.


Phoenix, UTK’s student literary/art magazine, is in its fifty-first year of publication. Published twice annually, Phoenix presents selected student submissions of poetry and prose works, photography, and art. Fall deadline is in mid-September, and spring deadline is in mid-February. Participation on the staff is open to any interested UT Knoxville student. Follow this link to apply online.

The Volunteer Channel

The Volunteer Channel, UT’s student television station, reaches nearly 7,000 UT students in residence halls (UT campus cable 12) and 100,000 residents in surrounding counties on Comcast Digital channel 194. TVC features specials on campus events and UT sports, as well as various studio and field productions held throughout the semester.


WUTK-FM is an independent noncommercial college radio station owned by UT and operated by the UT Department of Journalism and Electronic Media. All music, news, and sports shows are student produced. WUTK is licensed to broadcast on 90.3MHz at 1000 watts.