Frequency: every other week while classes are in session
Size: 28 to 52 pages
Circulation: 7,100 distributed free on campus, 400 mailed subscriptions ($35/year)
Salaries: $300 to $400 per semester for editors
Funding: Student Activities allocation plus some advertising and subscriptions
Frequency: once a year
Size: 352 pages
Circulation: 7,500 copies given free to undergraduates; $50 for grad students or anyone else.
Salaries: $200 to $300 per semester; editor-in-chief and managing editors eligible for scholarship assistance.
Funding: allocated by Student Activities
Magazine of student literary works, art and design
Frequency: once per semester
Size: 24-36 pages
Circulation: 4,000 distributed free on campus
Staff: 5-10 for art and literature
Salaries: up to $300 per semester for editor-in-chief
Funding: Student Activities allocation
Frequency: daily when classes are in session
Size: 20-36 pages; usually 24
Circulation: 10,000 copies distributed free on campus (13,500 on home football Fridays) plus about 300 mailed subscriptions ($100/year)
Salaries: $50-$160 a week
Funding: mainly advertising plus $12 per year student activity fee.
Liberal alternative newspaper
Frequency: three issues per semester
Size: 8-16 pages, normally 12
Circulation: 3,000-4,000 distributed free on campus; about 100 mailed ($15 minimum contribution)
Staff: 10-15 students and faculty, one alumna
Funding: faculty contributions, some ads
The Irish Rover
Conservative alternative newspaper
Begun: December 2003?
Frequency: once every two weeks this past semester
Size: 12 pages
Circulation: 3,500 distributed free on campus; a small number of mailed subscriptions (minimum donation of $35/year)
Staff: core group of 8-10 editors; 15-20 helpers
Funding: The Collegiate Network, subsidiary of conservative Intercollegiate Studies Institute, plus donations from alumni and parents, one advertiser
Alternative newspaper focusing on Catholic orthodoxy
Begun: October 2004
Size: 12 pages
Circulation: 3,000 copies distributed free on campus; some subscribers ($35/year)
Staff: about 10 editors
Funding: advertising, subscriptions, contributions (largest from Class of ‘52)
Notre Dame Television
TV show production group
Frequency: two weekly programs. News airs first at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Mike Peter Show (talk and comedy) Fridays at 8. Both are rerun multiple times.
Size: each show is half-hour
Circulation: airs on a cable station viewable only in dorms and other campus buildings wired for cable.
Staff: nearly 70
Staff salaries: none
Funding: Student Acitivites
88.9 FM WSND:
Radio station featuring mostly classical music; college rock midnight to 2 a.m.
W.S.N.D = We Serve Notre Dame
Begun: as Notre Dame radio club in 1935, became an AM station 1947, moved to FM in 1962
Hours of operation: on air from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday 8-2; Sunday 9-2
Reach: 28-mile radius of campus
Staff: 25-30 students plus professors, volunteers from community. Non-students take on additional shows during breaks in academic year.
Salaries: stipends for executive staff students of $300 to $900 per semester
Funding: Student Activities plus listener fund drives and other fund-raising events like Big Band music dance.
College radio station broadcast over World Wide Web—www.nd.edu/~wvfi. Eclectic mix of music styles: indie rock, hip hop, bluegrass, folk, electronica, reggae, classic rock, alternative, opera, classical. Also broadcasts Notre Dame football and men’s and women’s basketball games. V.F.I. = Voice of the Fighting Irish.
Begun: spun off from WSND in mid-’70s; switched to webcasting in 1999.
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. while classes are in session.
Reach: global via the World Wide Web
Staff: 140 DJs
Salaries: stipends for board members, $125 to $1,000 per semester
Funding: Student Activities
Independently run website catering to Notre Dame students. Launched by students, now owned by an alumnus and staffed by students. Features include evaluations of faculty, do-it-yourself polls, ads, information, games, links to other media.
Hours of operation: continuous
Reach: global, via World Wide Web
Salaries: general manager $1,500 per semester; technician, $1,000; sales associate on commission.
Funding: ad sales
Sources: editors and advisers to the publications and their websites