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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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

U News Writing

U NewsWriting was created by Dr. Kimberley Mangun in Fall 2011 to give students in sections of COMM 1610, Introduction to News Writing, an opportunity to publish their stories and practice multimedia storytelling.

Last Updated: 8/5/21