Student Media

Equip yourself for success in today’s media market through our multi-faceted, award-winning, student-operated media enterprises.

Established in 1886, the newspaper’s award-winning print edition reflects a modern-day Collegian while still maintaining the paper’s historical character. A nationally recognized student newspaper, The Butler Collegian was named the nation’s Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper (small) for 2012 by the Society of Professional Journalists and earned the highest national award given to student publications, The Pacemaker, in 2011. For two consecutive years (2011 and 2012), The Collegian was selected as the Best All-Around Non-Daily Newspaper in region 5 (Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois) by the Society of Professional Journalists and Division II Newspaper of the Year by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association

The Collegian was honored with its first national Investigative Reporters & Editors award in 2014. The 2013 award-winning story was the result of a three-month investigation that used South African court records, documents from Wikileaks and sources in South Africa. In the last three years alone, the paper earned more than 100 state, regional and national awards for its campus coverage, including more than 40 first place awards.

The newspaper’s online counterpart, The Butler Collegian Online, features interactive, specialized and constantly changing content, drawing in local, national and international readers. Its standout campus coverage has received numerous citations by College Media Matters, the leading student journalism industry blog.

The Collegian is produced by the student journalists of Butler University. Its staff is made up of reporters and editors with various majors, including journalism. Each semester, The Collegian staff recruits new members—all Butler students are encouraged to apply regardless of class year.

Collegian staffers have completed or are completing internships at the Cincinnati EnquirerDaily Oklahoman, NCAA, National Geographic magazine, The Hill newspaper (Washington, D.C.), Weekly Standard (Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin State JournalLouisville MagazineIndianapolis MonthlyIndianapolis Business JournalEvansville Courier & PressThe Jasper HeraldThe Elkhart TruthThe Jeffersonville News and Report and several other local and national outlets. In addition, they have completed investigative reporting workshops and their work has been published in national news outlets, including The New York Times.

Students from all class standings may participate in producing sports webcasts in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s basketball that air for free on is a student-produced sports media outlet that focuses on Butler sports coverage. The site showcases game recaps and previews, player profiles, video packages, and photo galleries. In addition, is the home for our coaches show (The Press Pass) and our weekly sports highlights & features show (The Bark).

Indy Blue Video is a full-service video production house led by Butler University’s College of Communication. Our team of talented students provide affordable production services to a wide variety of clients ranging from non-for-profit organizations and local businesses to Butler University faculty and colleges.

Students are directed by industry professionals and given valuable, firsthand experience producing unique content for real world clients. Whether you have a passion for producing, editing, shooting, writing, or designing motion graphics, Indy Blue Video welcomes all CCOM students to join the team and begin growing their portfolio today for the career they want tomorrow.

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