We believe the best way to learn is by doing. That’s why we work hard to connect our students with unique opportunities that help them explore their passions, and put their skills to use in a real-world setting – whether it’s creating a documentary series, building interactive web experiences, launching a PR campaign or more. Explore some of the creative work by our faculty and students below.


Science in the Media

Science in the Media is an organization created to provide tools for journalists to tell better stories about environmental science in Iowa. Science in the Media was created by digital media faculty and students. 

The group’s website, ScienceintheMedia.org, contains information to help reporters without a science background. But the department has gone a step beyond providing tools by working with tomorrow’s journalists. Science in the Media and IowaWatch, a journalism nonprofit, work with Cedar Falls High School journalism students to produce original investigative reporting each year. The ongoing collaboration was featured in the Columbia Journalism Review in April.