Established in 2017, Garnet Media Group represents the collective partnership between the student media organizations at the University of South Carolina — The Daily Gamecock, SGTV, Garnet & Black and WUSC — and serves as the umbrella brand for those organizations, as well as an additional outlet for students’ collaborative efforts. Garnet Media Group aims to empower its partner organizations to collaborate with each other and connect with new readers, viewers and listeners while providing additional in-depth training for students on emerging media and industry practices.
The Daily Gamecock is USC’s source for news relating to campus, Columbia and the student, parent and alumni populations it serves. The news organization’s print product, The Gamecock, is published once per week and is distributed on Mondays to more than 130 locations on campus and in the surrounding area.
Garnet Media Group produces six special publications per year. These issues include our football season preview, Family Weekend edition and Best of Carolina.
Garnet & Black Magazine is the quarterly, student-led magazine known for its high-quality design, photography and long-form articles and stories. Each issue is on stands for its respective season — fall, winter, spring and summer — and reaches thousands of readers each year in the Carolina community.
Each of Garnet Media Group’s four student organizations maintains a website featuring various forms of exclusive content focusing on the USC and Columbia communities. In the last year, those four websites as well as The Daily Gamecock’s housing site (housing.dailygamecock.com) have served more than 265,000 users interested in campus news and culture.
Another digital option is The Daily Gamecock’s email edition, which reaches more than 2,500 subscribers each weekday during the fall and spring semesters.
Garnet Media Group also has a social media following of nearly 80,000 people across all four organizations’ accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
SGTV, USC’s official student-run television station, creates informative and entertaining programming that is broadcast to students over campus TV channel 4.1, streamed live on SGTV’s website and made available on the station’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
WUSC, the student-run radio station, broadcasts a variety of programming to a 30-mile radius at 90.5 FM. WUSC can also be streamed live online at wusc.fm and on the RadioFX app.
Garnet Media Group produces multiple podcasts as well, which can be found on garnetmedia.org,
Apple Podcasts or Google Play.