Four reasons why I love the IU Media School

I encourage any high school student thinking about a career in media to consider IU.

Why IU, and not other schools? At IU you’re going to get a phenomenal experience both in your coursework and in extracurricular activities with media.

Here are some reasons why I love being a student in the Media School at IU.

  1. You can study pretty much anything here.

A students notebook

Regardless of whatever you want to study in the media field, you’ll get a wide range of options in the Media School. From degrees in more traditional fields like news reporting & editing, to more technology-based fields like interactive & digital media, there’s a course of study available for whatever you want to do.

And even if something doesn’t catch your eye, you can always forge your own path with the individualized major program to basically create your own major.

  1. There’s tons of opportunities to get involved!

too many choices


Here at IU, we have a whopping eleven student media outlets on-campus for students to get involved with!

There’s WIUX, the campus radio station, where you can host your own radio show every week. You could join the Indiana Daily Student, where you can publish your own writing, reporting, editing and photography. You could join IU Student Television, and make TV shows. You could join Hoosier Games, and work on your very own video game.

Those are just some of the many options you have at IU to work hands-on in media and gain valuable experience outside of the classroom.

  1. The location is perfect.

Franklin Hall

Starting next year, most of the classes taught through the Media School will take place in Franklin Hall. One of the many beautiful academic buildings on-campus, Franklin Hall is located right next to both the Sample Gates and the Union, right in the heart of IU. You’ll never have to travel very far to get to your classes since the building is centrally located on the campus.

In addition to Franklin Hall, other buildings will contain resources available for your media education, including everything from TV studios to multimedia labs. There’s tons of free resources for you to use for whatever media project you want to work on.

  1. Help is just around the corner for your career.

The career services available through the Media School are excellent. Jobs and internship listings are sent to students’ e-mails every week on The Buzz, the official newsletter of the Media School.

You can also meet with a career adviser through the College of Arts & Sciences Career Services, where you can get free one-on-one help for anything you need assistance with. From polishing up your resume, preparing for interviews, and applying for jobs and internships, these advisers are specifically trained to help students prepare for life after college.

So, what are you waiting for? The next generation of media creators are here. Come join us!

Tristan Fitzpatrick


I'm a junior studying journalism and history at IU. I cover politics for the opinion desk at the Indiana Daily Student. I also produce audio stories for American Student Radio, a group of audio reporters and journalists. We air our stories each week on WIUX, the campus radio station, and on our SoundCloud. In my free time I enjoy drinking coffee and catching up on some of my favorite podcasts.