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Student Media and Organizations



Absolute Communication

Absolute Communication is a student-run advertising and public relations agency affiliated with the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. It is a small group of dedicated students committed to doing professional work while gaining real-world experience in the industry.

Alta Argumentation Conference

The Department of Communication is pleased to continue our affiliation with the National Communication Association and American Forensics Association (NCA/AFA) Summer Conference on Argumentation.

Daily Utah Chronicle

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The Daily Utah Chronicle, also referred to as the Chrony, has been the university's independent, student-run paper since 1890. It publishes daily on school days during fall and spring semesters and weekly during summer semester.


Frontiers of New Media

At the University of Utah, we are proud to host the Frontiers of New Media Symposium in the very region that has been so pivotal in contributing to the development of computing and communication technologies.


Humanities in Focus

Humanities in Focus (HIF) gives 20 diverse individuals representing a variety of ethnicities the opportunity to discover and articulate their own voices through creative writing and documentary film production. Serving a populace that has been previously excluded from college humanities education and expression, HIF is a carefully designed course that includes college-level writing and documentary-making classes to deepen the understanding of the human condition.


John R. Park Debate Society

The University of Utah Speech and Debate Team is sponsored and housed in the Department of Communication in the College of Humanities. The team focuses on three main activities: sponsoring public debate events, high school outreach, and hosting and competing in intercollegiate competitions. The University of Utah Debate Team is one of the oldest in the western United States and has a long tradition of competitive success.



K-Ute Radio is a student run radio station at the University of Utah. It is located on the 4th floor of the union building. You can listen online, on channel 99 in the dorms, or 1620AM in Salt Lake City.

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The Ladder Program

The Ladder Program gives college students a unique opportunity to live, study and work for a semester in Los Angeles, interning at high profile entertainment companies, learning about Hollywood from working professionals, and developing a network of contacts. The Ladder Program builds a bridge between campus and Hollywood.



Newsbreak is the weekly broadcast from the University of Utah for students by students. Join Newsbreak on channel 9 for live broadcast, or catch up with the week's stories with video on demand.


Parry D. Sorensen Public Relations Society

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is a professional organization that serves its members with networking opportunities, employment resources, and information about emerging trends in communication and new media fields as well as strategies for professional advancement. Membership of PRSA at the student level (PRSSA) enables students to access content that is available exclusively to members. 


The Scope

The Scope Health Sciences Online Radio is a production of the University of Utah Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs in collaboration with University of Utah’s Department of Communication.
Compensation and internship credit is available for students desiring to participate in the production. Research funding is also available for academic research relating to The Scope.
Contact Paul Rose at for more information.


Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging independent journalism and supporting high ethical standards. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through advocacy efforts.


Venceremos, first published in 1993, is an alternative campus newspaper dedicated to representing and serving the Chicana/o community by advocating for social change and equality in its content and news production on the everyday issues that affect Chicana(o)/Latina(o) students and the working-class Chicana(o)/Latina(o) community, as well as their struggles with racial, gender, and economic inequality. Although supported mostly by members of El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán (MEChA), the paper is not a MEChA publication and is organized as a separate student collectivity governed by its editors, and its relationship with University faculty.


Voices of Utah

Voices of Utah, an award-winning, ongoing multimedia project of student-journalists in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah, was created by Dr. Kimberley Mangun to give students an opportunity to cover a diverse beat and practice multimedia storytelling.

Last Updated: 11/7/17