Director of Student Media, Indiana Daily Student, Arbutus yearbook
Research and Creative Interests
- Media literacy
- Transparency in journalism
- Reporting and Writing
- investigative reporting
Jim Rodenbush is the director of student media at Indiana University and an instructor at The Media School.
As director of student media, Rodenbush serves as the chief executive officer and chief editorial adviser for the Indiana Daily Student and Arbutus yearbook. He came to IU in the summer of 2018 and, since that time, the IDS has been awarded seven Pacemakers from the Associated Collegiate Press and twice been named as the College Media Outlet of the Year by the College Media Association.
In all, Rodenbush has 13 years of experience working with college media. Previously, he was student media adviser and corporate communications manager for The Rocky Mountain Collegian at Colorado State University, news adviser to Penn State’s The Daily Collegian and general manager of The Journal at Webster University.
Rodenbush teaches reporting, editing and writing classes at The Media School. The courses he has taught include:
MSCH-C 101: Media
MSCH-C 221: Writing for Electronic Media
MSCH-C 225: Reporting, Writing & Editing I
MSCH-C 251: Story Lab II
MSCH-J 351: News Editing
MSCH-J 481: Creating an Indiana Magazine
Rodenbush is the current president of WAUPM, a former executive director of the Indiana Collegiate Press Association and a frequent speaker at national conferences on college media. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Webster University and a master’s degree in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.