Mission Statement

MASTHEAD seeks to advocate for diverse, anti-racist and equitable student media at the University of Alabama. Historically, student media outlets have often relied on narrow, predominantly white social networks to recruit staff and done minimal outreach to underrepresented groups. The organization provides financial resources and professional mentorship to current student journalists in order to promote a more inclusive environment going forward, both for people working in student media and the broader UA community that they cover. In particular, the organization works to expand opportunities for Black students, as well as other students of color. Our aim is to empower historically underrepresented groups in student media toward greater autonomy to tell their own stories at UA and beyond.