At Florida State University, some remain disengaged from our campus media ecosystem. We’re looking to change that with the launch of the Capitol Collegian. A collaboration between a group of motivated writers who value intellectual diversity and traditional American principles, the Capitol Collegian seeks to enrich the informational landscape at Florida State through honest reporting about topics that matter to students. By challenging the legacy media monopoly, we hope to give those in our university community who may question prevailing narratives a voice. Guided by the principles of integrity and transparency, we aim to bring truth to Tallahassee.
The Capitol Collegian was formed in 2022 by a group of students seeking to introduce new perspectives into the campus media at Florida State University. As a collaboration with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), our mission is to engage in reporting that reflects traditional American ideals. We hope to bridge the gap between narratives in popular media and the true concerns of students at our university.
In both the television and newspaper industry, traditional media’s monopoly persisted for decades. A select few organizations determined the news stories and opinions consumers were exposed to. However, this landscape is quickly shifting. In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of media sources that shed light on the stories mainstream outlets refuse to tell.
It’s time for a similar change at Florida State. We plan to ensure that students who have grown disaffected with the status quo in campus media are finally represented.
We, the editors of the Capitol Collegian, have been diligently working on this project because it is essential to have a free and vibrant press at Florida State. This publication is the first step towards creating an environment that amplifies the concerns of students who hold perspectives that challenge the prevailing media orthodoxy. We hope you will support us in this important mission.
– David Glasser, James McCool, Gabby Wiggins, and Jason Puwalski