Indiana State University. Student Publications | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections
It is the mission of ISU Student Publications, and specifically The Indiana Statesman, to serve as a public forum for the campus and community that enables students to acquire and enhance their professional skills as they manage production of student-based publications.
This public forum concept includes the expression of student opinion, which state and federal courts have, for nearly four decades, found to be constitutionally protected, especially at public universities such as ISU.
In carrying forward this mission, student staff members learn to apply their skills of writing, reporting, editing, photography, graphic design, ad sales, marketing, product delivery to create each publication. Students also have opportunities to fill leadership positions and learn such things as providing direction; setting an agenda; selecting, organizing and managing a staff of student peers; conceiving and putting into force a content plan for a publication; building teamwork and consensus; and meeting production deadlines.