Get Involved in Mass Communication

Clubs and Organizations

  • Jacket Journal and
    Get involved with BHSU's award-winning
    Jacket Journal newspaper. The Jacket Journal newspaper is a student organization and all students are welcome to participate regardless of their major or emphasis. The MCOM 495 Practicum class and the Jacket Journal staff produce a hard-copy newspaper as well as the online version The class is open to any student on campus regardless of their major or emphasis. Editorial, production, photography, and advertising staff positions are available each semester. Writers are always welcome to submit news and features. Photographs, graphics and comics are also accepted for review and possible inclusion. The newspaper offers the opportunity for forum and discussion, and encourages articles offering diverse voices, news from all colleges, departments, and programs, and Letters to the Editor as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information about Jacket Journal contact Mary Caton-Rosser
  • KBHU-FM 89.1 & 90.7 - The Buzz
    Black Hills State University's student run organization, 89.1 & 90.7 FM The Buzz. Bringing the best and only alternative to Spearfish, SD and the surrounding areas. Students from any background or major are welcome to be part of the fast growing and popular culture of radio broadcasting. For more information please contact Scott Clarke.
  • KBHU-TV 
    Provides opportunities for students to experience television broadcasting by servicing the campus with informational and entertaining programs. The BHTV studio is located on the lower level of the E.Y. Berry Library. For more information please contact Scott Clarke.
  • Public Relations Club
    BHSU Public Relations Club is a professional development group for students focused on career enhancement, community involvement, conferencing, competition and networking for internships and careers across the country. The group has regional and national affiliations that provide many opportunities for students working with Public Relations Society of America. Check out the group on Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact Mary Caton-Rosser
  • Shutter Buzz
    Shutterbuzz is a student-run organization that brings photographers together. Whether you are a photography major or simply someone who enjoys photography as a hobby you are welcome to join. You can get involved in trips, fundraisers, and small adventures for photographers at every level. Contact Steve Babbitt for more information about Shutter Buzz
  • Swarm Advertising Solutions
    Swarm Advertising Solutions is an organization on campus that is open to all students that have an interest in design. Swarm Advertising Solutions designs logos, business cards, posters, covers, etc. for other organizations and departments. The organization gives students an opportunity to enhance their portfolios and get real experience in designing for clients. Please contact Gina Gibson for more information about Swarm Advertising Solutions. Check them out on Facebook.


Internships play a vital role in the advancement of students' careers and personal skills. Students are able to gain valuable experience outside of the classroom by taking part in internships with local to international businesses and organizations. There are many exciting internships available for each emphasis within the Mass Communication major.