Student travels to NYC to speak on media convergence

PLU is on the forefront of journalism standards Samantha Lund is a senior Communication major with an emphasis in Journalism. Her studies focus on multimedia journalism. In March, Lund gave a presentation in New York City regarding her capstone research on media convergence. Every year, the…

MediaLab recognized for latest documentary on higher education

MediaLab receives an Award of Merit from The Accolade Competition of Southern California and the Grand Prize in the documentary category in the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) Electronic Media Competition. MediaLab received two awards for its most recent documentary film, These Four Years. The documentary, which…

Speech and Debate wins big at Willamette

The T.O.H. Karl Forensics Forum took home first place this weekend at the 2016 annual Mark O. Hatfield Memorial Debate tournament on Feb. 27 and 28. After competing against 52 teams comprised of students from all over the nation, as well as against international teams…

Tacoma News Tribune continues support of MediaLab in their 10th year

The success of MediaLab has given students an opportunity to gain valuable skills in a real-world setting. It’s been a goldmine of experience, leading students to internships and jobs and winning them an Emmy and multiple nominations. In addition to faculty and university support, outside…

PLU Lutes continue on the road to national debate tournament

Angie Tinker ’16 and Matt Aust ’17 dominated the 2016 Pacific University Debate Tournament on January 31, earning speaker awards and finishing as semi-finalists. After five preliminary rounds, Aust and Tinker were ranked fourth and finished as semi-finalists. Additionally, Tinker received an award for being…

Media student serves and learns simultaneously

TACOMA, Wash. (Dec. 11, 2015)—Communication major Chris Boettcher ’17 is living out the deeply held commitment of Pacific Lutheran University to civic engagement — all while continuing his education. When Cathy Nguyen, Tacoma poet laureate, reached out to PLU looking for a videographer to tell…