Host a radio show with your friends. Publish an investigative series. Direct a film. Create an advertising campaign. As a member of student organizations, you’ll get hands-on training in your chosen field, hear from guest speakers, attend national conferences and much more.
The Media School is home to nearly 20 student groups focused on specific facets of the media industry.
Explore our student organizations
Collaborate with other students to develop and produce NPR-style stories. Listen to the shows on Soundcloud.
Work as a photographer, writer, designer or peer manager to produce the annual 500-page publication. For more than 110 years, the yearbook has captured the history of IU from a student's perspective, covering personal stories, news events, athletics and campus controversies.
GameDev@IU is IU’s game development community, bringing together students of all skill levels, interests and identities to form a supportive and productive learning environment. Members work, share ideas and learn new techniques in an open and collaborative environment. Individuals can form or join teams to create full games.
Create and produce news and entertainment programming, or get involved with the station’s graphic design, web development, network administration, computer programming or management. Run by students, IUSTV gives you the opportunity to create high-quality programming for the Bloomington community.
The IU chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association lends support, education and networking opportunities along with other journalism resources to its members. The group is open to any student interested in pursuing a career in media, or interested in coverage of or discussion on LGBT issues. The student chapter holds weekly meetings during the spring and fall semesters.
The IU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists advocates on behalf of black journalists around the world. The club provides professional development opportunities, including networking with guest speakers and attending the national conference.
The IU chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists advocates on behalf of Hispanic journalists around the world. The club connects members to national scholarships and internships, and offers networking opportunities with alumni and professionals in the industry.
News-Decoder at IU is one of 14 pilot programs of a worldwide nonprofit news service and global forum for millenials. It offers opportunities for members to publish stories on global issues and collaborate with professional journalists.
IU’s chapter of Reporters Without Borders raises awareness of press freedom and freedom of information issues all around the world. The club engages in human rights activities and takes part in local and international initiatives related to freedom of speech.
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Develop expertise about freedom of information and diversity. Get support finding internships and jobs. IU’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is open to any student interested in news reporting, writing, editing and production in all forms of media, from broadcast and print to digital and design.
The Student Cinema Guild brings student filmmakers together 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. SCG provides support, equipment, monthly workshops and networking sessions for members. The club also partners with IU Cinema for its annual Crimson Film Festival and helps bring Campus MovieFest, the largest student film festival in the world, to IU each spring.
SND at IU is the student chapter of the Society for News Design, an international organization for visual communicators and news media experts. SND hosts an annual conference, as well as a Best of News Design competition for newspapers and magazines across the globe.
IU’s student-run radio station broadcasts on 99.1 FM and online. It airs music, covers news and sports, and provides a learning experience for its members. You can work as a DJ, in sports, in the station’s news department or behind the scenes in departments such as public relations and underwriting.
The Music Industry Networking Club connects you to music industry professionals, artists and peers. It hosts a monthly speaker series and a regional conference, and travels to Nashville or Chicago each spring.
The IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology hosts a special interest group for women interested in game design. It supports women who want to learn how to create games, build skills with production software and code, among other abilities.