Opportunities in Journalism and Communication

The campus television station (UWW-TV), the radio station (WSUW-FM), the print/on-line newspaper (the Royal Purple), the Advertising Club, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the Society of Professional Journalists, the Zeta Phi Eta professional Communication fraternity, and a well-respected Forensics program all serve to provide both Communication majors and non-majors alike with opportunities to hone writing and speaking skills.

Television Station

UWW-TV provides local news, sports, educational and original programming produced entirely by students. Through practicum coursework students obtain instruction and field experience in all production aspects of television, including broadcasting live from Conover Studio inside the lower level of Andersen Library. UWW-TV is part of the campus cable (channel 100-1) and Charter cable line-up (channel 989) and reaches over 100,000 households in southeastern Wisconsin.


The Royal Purple is a weekly student-run newspaper of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The print version of the paper is published once a week, and an online version is updated daily. By working on the Royal Purple, students can obtain hands-on writing, multimedia, or advertising experience while receiving course credit. The Royal Purple also offers students opportunities for advancement to editorial and business management positions. www.royalpurplenews.com.  Contact rp@uww.edu with any questions.

Radio Station

WSUW-FM (91.7, The Edge) is a student-run, non-commercial educational radio station providing opportunities for students to gain professional and relevant experience in a variety of fields. WSUW is committed to serving the campus and local community with the best entertainment radio has to offer.