Mass Communication Student Media
The Mass Communications program offers students many opportunities to gain hands-on experience through student media, including The Roar, WPCZ, PC-60, The Yohanian and the debate team. All of these student media converge onto one media outlet: The Roar.
The Roar converges all of the student media onto one platform. The website, created and run by students, aims to further the Mass Communications Department's mission of creating students experienced in all areas, including web design.
The Roar is Piedmont College’s award-winning campus newspaper produced by students, for students. The paper comes out every two weeks and is distributed across both the Demorest and Athens campuses. Students interested in writing for The Roar should contact the appropriate section editor or the Editor-in-Chief.
WPCZ, Z98.7 FM, is the student-run radio station. Students studying mass communications are responsible for the station’s programming and upkeep. WPCZ is also streamed live globally via the Internet, enabling WPCZ listeners around the world to enjoy their favorite programs. Students from all majors at Piedmont College are encouraged and welcomed to join the radio club and hit the airwaves with their own shows. LISTEN LIVE!
The Piedmont Yearbook, entitled the Yonahian, has been a part of the Piedmont community since 1920. Each year the staff produces a yearbook documenting the school year, including the students, faculty and staff, as well as the major events that occurred. The yearbook is student-run out of the Department of Mass Communications. All editors and writers are current students and anyone at Piedmont has the ability to leave their mark on a piece of Piedmont history by participating This year we are embarking on an exciting, new adventure with our yearbook, adding interactive media to represent this generation in this historical document.
Piedmont Debate has been in existence since 2003. In 2008, the team changed to the Parliamentary debate format and is now making a name for itself in the National Parliamentary Debate Association and the Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association. Piedmont now hosts its own debate tournament, the Mayflower Classic, every two years. Debate Team History.