Student Media

The Department of Communication enjoys a close working relationship with the campus radio station, WVUR; the campus television stations, VUTV; the weekly campus newspaper, The Torch;  and the yearbook, The Beacon.

WVUR is a professional level radio studio where students develop their own radio shows. The station is managed by students, and offers positions in several areas of station management.


VUTV is an exciting opportunity for students to learn and participate in the delivery of original and commercial video content through a student-operated teleproduction studio. Delivery is through campus cable channel 82.

The Torch offers paid writing and editing positions to students.


The Beacon offers writing and photography opportunities for students who want to contribute to the annual yearbook.


In conjunction with Valparaiso University Marketing and Communications, students in the Spring 2009 Communication 385 (Television Field Production) course produced videos designed to be showcased on campus visit days, prior to campus tours, on the Valpo website, on YouTube, and other ways as appropriately identified by University Marketing and the Office of Admission.

Spotlight on VU was produced as a "pilot" series to highlight various programs, organizations, and extracurricular activities offered at VU. The first edition was nominated for a Midwest Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Award. The video was a final project in the Spring 2009 Communication 380 (Television Producing/Directing) course.