Kaleidoscope, UAB's student newspaper, was here before there was a UAB.

1967KscopeStudents have been gathering, editing, and printing the news about the UAB community since 1967. The Big News in 1967 (right) -- soul music superstars, The Tams, were coming to campus.

During the years, the "Kscope," as it is known on campus, has played a vital role in helping keep students informed about their school as well as providing a public forum for the discussion of issues and exploration of ideas that is the very cornerstone of the collegiate experience.

artKscopeFall2011As times have changed, so has the newspaper, trading in typewriters for computers, adding more color to its print edition, and aggressively converging what had once been a print-only medium into a contemporary operation that delivers content not only in print but daily on the web and through mobile devices.

At the heart of this operation are the students who manage the medium while gaining experience and training that has equipped them for entry into the professional world of media. Over the years, teams of students have won numerous regional and national awards for journalistic excellence.

Student Media alums have gone on to work for a variety of media, ranging from community journalism to major metropolitan operations across the U.S. with most crediting their experiences with student media at UAB as essential to their future careers.

Apps4colorWebToday, students produce content for all facets of the operations, including multimedia content and mobile technologies to adapt the medium to display on smartphones and tablets. These innovations are produced by students themselves and are among some of the most innovative concepts in collegiate journalism in the nation.

To learn more about the Kscope, visit the website.

For access to Student Media's evolving archives where you can learn more about the university and its history as chronicled by its students, visit Student Media Archives.