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Through an enduring commitment to provide a streamlined form of news coverage and entertainment, The Maroon Tiger has transformed to fit the ever-evolving structure of the media industry at-large.
The Maroon Tiger first appeared as the Athenaum and was later changed to The Maroon Tiger in 1925. In the midst of the roaring twenties, The Maroon Tiger pioneered a unique brand of social activism and awareness for the African American Community. Today, The Maroon Tiger continues to offer that daring journalism and communication to the community while creating a more engaged experience for our readership. This commitment has allowed The Maroon Tiger to become the recipient of numerous awards, including placing first place in the Best Campus Community Service—Features, Best Campus Community Service—Editorial sections and second place in the Best Layout and Design and General Excellence categories in the 2014 Georgia College Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Historically, we have garnered a total of 100-plus awards nationally, state-wide and regionally.
Currently, The Maroon Tiger serves as the only student-led media conglomerate in the Atlanta University Center. The Maroon Tiger Student Media Group (MTSMG) is comprised of the award-winning The Maroon Tiger newspaper, The Maroon Tiger Television, and The Maroon Tiger Business. This structure allows for potential advertisers to place their content through various mediums including print and digital (video, website and social). It also allows for advertisers to reach not only our AUC readership but also our robust national network through our online avenues.
At The Maroon Tiger, we pledge the following:
1) To publish quality content that interests and informs not only Morehouse students or the AUC but also the surrounding West End community and the nation as a whole.
2) To acclimate the most diligent and hardworking AUC students to the rigors of journalism and media while fully involving all MTSMG team members in the day-to-day operations of the organization.
3) To solicit advertisements from a diverse array of responsible businesses that fully reflect the interest of The Maroon Tiger readership. The Maroon Tiger Media Group especially promotes continued growth of local West End businesses through special consideration in publications.