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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.

Coyote NewsKYOT-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 you with hands-on experience and prepares you for communication careers. Participation in various positions and activities involve 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, KAOR 91.1

Coyote RadioCoyote 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 students are welcome to join us.

Listen Live

VolanteThe Volante: Student Newspaper

The Volante is our award-winning weekly student newspaper that is consistently ranked among the top college weekly publications in the country. Joining The Volante staff enables you to experience news writing, reporting, editing, photography and more. All majors are welcome to participate.

Coyote CreativeCoyote Creative: 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.

American Advertising FederationAmerican Advertising Federation (AAF)

Members of the USD chapter of the 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.

Public Relations Student Society of AmericaPublic Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The USD chapter of the national 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.

SDPB logoSouth Dakota Public Broadcasting

Our partnership with South Dakota Public Broadcasting ensures the most comprehensive media program in the region and puts you on par with grads from other journalism schools.


Diversity in Media and Entertainment 

Diversity in Media and Entertainment is a student organization on the University of South Dakota campus which exists to work toward a consistent, comprehensive presence of diversity in all forms of media and entertainment on and off campus. DIME will educate about the importance of diversity, support diverse students in their involvement with media and entertainment and establish accountability of faculty, staff and students for consistent diversity in media and entertainment related fields of study. Media and entertainment are defined as the broadcasting, publishing, and/or performance of creative content.


Generation Us, GEN:US, is a student-led digital marketing agency at the University of South Dakota. GEN:US was formed to help create, promote and engage the community of Vermillion and the students of USD by connecting one another through digital media. Students work with clients by assisting them create social media strategies and digital content that help their businesses, programs and organizations flourish in digital areas.