Digital Media

Activities and Involvement

At Buena Vista University, the digital storytelling experience goes way beyond the classroom! Become a part of campus media, join your fellow Beavers to broadcast live, share the news, or stream your podcast. Advocate for the First Amendment through student organizations. Explore the magic of Disney or the beauty of Ireland through travel experiences.

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Prepare to become a professional multimedia storyteller! Pitch your own story ideas, then produce them with state-of-the-art technology in our media studios. Digital Media Major and Minor

Campus Media

BVU's campus media organizations give you the opportunity to expand your storytelling skills outside the classroom and have fun with your fellow Beavers! These organizations are open to all students, not just DIGI majors.

BVTV is television "By Beavers, For Beavers." From news and in-studio events to live sports and other productions, students can get involved on both sides of the camera.

KBVU is our student-run radio station, broadcasting Northwest Iowa's best alternative music at 97.5 FM, as well as live sports and the Alternative Edge podcasts on Spotify.

The Tack Online is BVU's student news publication, providing accurate and reliable news about campus and the Storm Lake community.

Society for Collegiate Journalists

BVU has an active chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ), the national student media honor society. As strong advocates of the First Amendment, our DIGI students educate and inform their fellow Beavers about the freedoms of speech we all enjoy. Dr. Andrea Frantz, Professor of Digital Media, is the Executive Director of the society.

Our students are often recognized for their journalism and storytelling efforts in SCJ national contests, earning dozens of awards! This recognition motivates them to hone their skills and improve their craft.

A group of award-winning students

Travel Opportunities

Apply your digital media and knowledge and skills with these annual travel opportunities, led by BVU professors.

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Storytelling with Walt Disney

Get an immersive look of the storytelling experience at Disney destinations! Go “backstage” to learn how they really work. Speak with Disney cast members, artists, historians, and authors for insight into storytelling, marketing, and public relations.

Students and professor in Ireland

Exploring Ireland's Beauty

In the village of Sneem you will photograph, interview, and write about residents for the annual “Sneem Parish News,” a magazine published by volunteer editors from the village—the community’s sole source of local news.

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