About Studio M
Studio M is part of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It launched in 2016, with a $50,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Tennessean committed $10,000, and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee contributed $25,000.
Studio M - which stands for media, MTSU, and Murfreesboro - focuses on a "teaching hospital" approach to journalism. Students have the opportunity to cover issues that impact the community, including election coverage, employment, health care, the economy, education, student loan debt, gender pay gap, religion, race, and diversity.