Student Media Opportunities
At the IU Media School, students have many opportunities for hands-on experience. Here are just a few of the outlets that offer student employment, internships and training. Many of these organizations will be housed in Franklin Hall, home of The Media School, offering not only proximity for student involvement but also an energetic atmosphere at the campus’s “media central.”
American Student Radio
American Student Radio is an online station dedicated to student-created podcasts and news shows, as well as other programming. In collaboration with students across the nation, who are invited to pitch their story ideas, students at IU develop and produce NPR-style stories.
The Arbutus Yearbook
For more than 110 years, the Arbutus yearbook has captured the history of the state’s largest public university from a student perspective, covering personal stories, news events, athletics and campus controversies. The Arbutus offers diverse professional opportunities for students, from editor-in-chief to business manager. The yearbook is a showcase for photographers, with writing, design and peer management critical to the production of the 500-page publication. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press have awarded the Arbutus numerous honors for overall excellence.
Open to all IU students, Hoosier Games meets weekly during regular semesters for members to talk over game design problems, show their work and gather feedback. Members include those from The Media School as well as the School of Informatics and Computing, among others. Featured projects are on the website.
Indiana All Media
Open to all IU students, this group collaborates with student organizations on branding and marketing, video promotions, photo documentaries and graphic design. IAM also sponsors its own projects, such as the IAM Music Video Showcase, IAM Film Fest and workshops created by students, for students.
Indiana Daily Student
The nationally acclaimed Indiana Daily Student is a financially and editorially independent newspaper. Since its founding in 1867, it has been a hub of deadline and news activity. The IDS staff chronicles both campus and community affairs while competing with regional media for breaking news. The newspaper offers students professional opportunities in reporting, management, sales, advertising, special projects, human resources and design. Related publications, including the IDS Weekend, INside Magazine and the paper’s website, provide valuable learning experiences in graphics, Web design and new media.
IU Student Television
Indiana University Student Television is a student-created and student-run television station located on campus. Founded in 2002, IUSTV offers high-quality programming for the Bloomington community while giving students real-world experience in the television industry. Students create and produce news and entertainment programming, and the station also offers opportunities in graphic design, Web development, network administration, computer programming and management.
The Media Showcase is a competition of student-produced video, audio, scripts and Web-based productions at both beginning and advanced levels. The winning entries are announced and screened at the end of the Multivisions conference, an annual panel and career event traditionally sponsored by IU Telecommunications.
Student Cinema Guild
The IU Student Cinema Guild is an organization where all IU students can collaborate to produce and enjoy film, and gain the experience and preparation they need to work in the entertainment industry. Students write, direct, produce and showcase their films, and work together to learn and grow as media creators. SCG provides the support, equipment, monthly workshops and networking sessions for members. The club also partners with the IU Cinema for its annual Crimson Film Festival and helps bring Campus Movie Fest, the largest student film festival in the world, to IU each spring.
WFHB Community Radio
WFHB, Bloomington’s nonprofit, volunteer-powered radio station, offers an outlet for class projects as well as real-world experience as a volunteer. Students may work on the air, in production or on the station’s website.
Bloomington’s public radio and television affiliates are housed in the Radio-TV Building, also current home of IU Telecommunications. Students have access to internships and part-time jobs at the stations as well as at the converged online news site, IndianaPublicMedia.org
WIUX Pure Student Radio
WIUX, Indiana University’s student-run radio station, has a broadcast history that goes back to the 1960s. Currently on 99.1 FM, the station organizes music playlists, covers events and news, and provides a learning experience for student members.
Why get involved? Hear from one student about the advantages of working with student media.