Orange Media Network educates and prepares students to inform, record, inspire, and engage the community.
There has been a Orange Media Network presence on the OSU campus for more than 100 years. The six student media: The Daily Barometer (8,000 circulation weekly newspaper, free), Beaver Digest Magazine ( published three times annually, free), Prism Magazine (literary and arts magazine published three times annually, free), KBVR FM, 88.7 (FCC licensed, 350 watt non-commercial radio station), and KBVR TV (educational access channel 26, serving Corvallis-Philomath), DAMchic Magazine (fashion Magazine, free). The push is on for convergence and a strong combined web presence.
The faculty and staff of the department advise, teach and provide administrative and technical support for the student staff and volunteers. The student managers hire and direct the staffs that produce the content for all the media and manage a crew of 300-400 volunteer and paid student staff.
Students practice skills in writing, reporting, editing, photography, promotion, media law, graphic design, video and audio production, as well as time management, budget preparation, personnel leadership, accountability, ethics, diversity and dealing with controversy. The media outlets are considered a co-curricular support to courses in a number of majors across the University, including but not limited to Art, New Media Communications, English, Business, Computer Science, Music, Political Science, Speech Communication and Liberal Studies.