CisternYard Media


Creative? On campus? Meet us at The Yard.

By choosing to devote time to CisternYard Media (CYM), you'll develop skills in a number of areas, including news and feature writing, media and public relations, radio broadcasting, video production, advertising and sales, graphic design & so much more!


CYM consists of five distinct branches that offer a unique way for students to get involved at the College of Charleston.
  • CisternYard News & Fashion Magazine

    CisternYard News (CYN) is the official online campus news source. It publishes news, sports and entertainment content regularly. CYN also produces a feature magazine every semester, The Yard, as well as a fashion magazine, CY Fashion Mag.

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  • CisternYard Video

    CisternYard Video is the College of Charleston's student-run production group which presents a diverse range of content in news, sports, comedy and entertainment.

  • CisternYard Radio

    CisternYard Radio (CYR) is Charleston's oldest student-run radio station. Founded in 2001, CisternYard Radio is the area's only music service dedicated to showcasing independent, new artists with an emphasis on local talent. Streaming live 24/7 during the academic year, CYR puts the spotlight on local and regional music. Volunteer DJs have a one- or two-hour show once a week where they completely control the content of the radio broadcast. CYR hosts several music events on campus and collaborates with student organizations and campus partners to provide music at events.

    Listen Live
  • Miscellany

    Miscellany is the College's student-produced literary and art journal. Students are invited to submit their original artwork, poetry, photography and prose to be considered for publication. A student committee consisting of individuals selected by the editor-in-chief will meet during the beginning of each semester to select works for publication in Miscellany. The finished product is distributed to the campus community in the fall and spring.

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  • Public Relations & Sales

    Advertising opportunities and partnering with CisternYard Media are available throughout the year. Contact us at for more information.