About Us

The Bent Tree Newspaper is a student-run publication, whose goal is to entertain, educate and inform the campus, while also providing an opportunity for students to develop and enhance their journalistic skills, both in print and online. Established in 1969…The Bent Tree strives to promote balanced reporting, while offering a platform for students to share their opinions and concerns with the entire student body. The Bent Tree staff believes strongly in collaboration among students, faculty and University staff to ensure responsible representation. The Bent Tree print newspaper and online edition promote awareness of student media as a whole.

The Bent Tree print edition is updated the first week of the semester and then the first week of every other month during the semester.  The website is updated at least twice a week.

There are three recognized Student Media Organizations on campus. Those include, The Bent Tree, Clayton State internet Radio (CSiR), and Clayton State Television (CSTV).

Publishing its first edition just three months after the university opened, The Bent Tree newspaper was Clayton State University’s first recognized Student Media Organization. The newspaper is published the first week of everything month during spring and fall semesters. The Bent Tree staff also works diligently to promote awareness of all campus organizations and activities.

CSIR is responsible for streaming music, news, and entertainment information online. The student-run station provides media experience in the areas of programming, hosting, management and administration.

CSTV was recently recognized as the University’s newest Student Media Organization. The online TV station is responsible for compiling news, information and entertainment in video format. CSTV provides students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain experience in the areas of television production, management, programming and talent development.

Our Student Media Organizations work hand-in-hand to compile stories that are reflective of the University community. Each organization uses its web-platform to keep the community informed of the most up-to-date information.