College of Arts & Sciences Media & Journalism

Student Media Opportunities

Opportunities in traditional and new media are available to students ranging from on-air radio experience at KAOR-FM to organizational memberships that will provide an edge in the job market after college. Take a look at these great activities that you could be a part of as a Media & Journalism student.

coyoteNews_115  KYOT-TV Cable Channel 21 : Student Television

Station KYOT-TV is a student cable television station owned by USD and operated by the Department of Media & Journalism. KYOT provides students with hands-on experience to prepare them for communication careers by participation in various positions and activities involved in the administration, creation, production and marketing of programming and the station.  No matter what your major is, you can become part of the Coyote News Team!

Our Programs:

  • Coyote News TV: Wednesdays live at 5 p.m., KYOT Cable Channel 21
  • Coyote News Radio: Wednesdays live at noon, 91.1 KAOR

Coyote Radio Logo  Coyote Radio 91.1 FM: Student radio station
Coyote Radio, KAOR-FM, 91.1 MHz, is the student radio station of the University of South Dakota. Coyote Radio is licensed as a non-commercial education FM station by the Federal Communications Commission to the Board of Regents of the State of South Dakota under the name of the University of South Dakota. All USD students are welcome to join us!

Volante Logo  The Volante: USD's Student Newspaper
The Volante is USD's award-winning weekly student newspaper that is consistently ranked among the top college weekly publications in the country. Joining The Volante staff enables students to experience news writing, reporting, editing, photography and more. Like all Media & Journalism student organizations, all majors are welcome to participate!

AAF_115  American Advertising Federation (AAF)
Members of the USD chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) are involved in various activities associated with the advertising industry, including internships and conference participation. Student members work with local clients in developing advertising strategies for products and services. Practical experience that gives students an edge in the job market is obtained through the chapter's work and the Coyote Creative agency.

PRSA_115  Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The USD chapter of the national Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) offers students the opportunity to explore career options in public relations, network with professionals, and develop a sense of professionalism and ethics. Students also participate in field trips and meet with company or ad agency representatives to learn first-hand about the inner workings of the profession.

Coyote Creative Logo
Coyote Creative: Media & Journalism Department's in-house Advertising Agency
Students brainstorm ideas, write scripts and then produce video promotions for the department, other campus entities and real-world clients.  Projects are designed to not only promote our "clients", but to also provide samples for students' portfolios.

ContactUs  For more information regarding student organizations
Michelle Van Maanen, Assistant Professor
(605) 677-5478
Michelle.VanMaanen@usd.edu