College of Communication

The Butler Beat and The Bulldog Blitz

The Butler Beat and The Bulldog Blitz  are perfect examples of our hands-on learning philosophy which has helped Butler alums get jobs in front of the camera and behind the camera for decades. The Butler Beat is a weekly news and interview program featuring stories about news and entertainment on Butler's campus. The Bulldog Blitz is a weekly sports show featuring stories and interviews with Butler's NCAA Division One athletes and coaches.

Both television programs are wholly anchored and produced by Butler sophomores, juniors and seniors.  The anchors rotate each week to ensure that everyone gets that experience. All of the video on each program is shot and edited by Butler journalism students and the scripts for each story are written by Butler journalism students. These students also participate in weekly story meetings where story ideas are discussed amongst their peers.  Both experiences are designed to give students an idea of what working in a starter market is like.

This approach is what has earned Butler a reputation of graduating students who are immediately ready to start working in television newsrooms across the country. There is very likely a Butler alum working at a TV station in a market near you. Having so many of our journalism graduates working professionally also enhances the list of job and internship contacts for each of our students advancing through the ranks.