St. Bonaventure University

Campus media

There are numerous opportunities for our students to put their classroom instruction to work without leaving campus.

SBU-TV (News, Sports & More)

News anchors at the SBU TV Studio news deskStudents learn television news production in a modern digital setting in the Koop Broadcasting Lab on campus.

Open daily, under the direction of student lab assistants, the facility is available to School of Communication students for the production of student-produced programs, video production and other projects.

SBU-TV Sports offers students the chance to present journalism on the fly, directing and producing live sporting events for ESPN+.

ESPN+ Broadcasts

Two students on the soccer field doing a live broadcast for ESPN+ Imagine yourself doing play-by-play of Division I college sporting events on live television for hundreds of thousands of viewers on ESPN+.

Maybe you'd like to direct or produce a tournament basketball game, providing replays, doing courtside interviews, running a camera, or providing audio or graphics for telecasts.

Learn to do journalism on the fly by presenting live telecasts of Bonnies men's and women's basketball games in the famed Reilly Center Arena, or working on a telecast of baseball, soccer, lacrosse, or another of SBU's many Division I teams.

Our students work as part of the ESPN family, in front of and behind the camera, directing and producing live sporting events with the latest HD equipment.

A group of St. Bonaventure students even went to Atlanta to cover Super Bowl LIII, and others covered NCAA men’s basketball tournament games in Dayton and Dallas.

WSBU-FM Radio — The Buzz

A DJ on the air at WSBU-FM RadioOur student-run campus radio station, 88.3 FM "The Buzz," has been ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the top 10 college radio stations in the country for more than 20 years. It held the top spot in the land several times and in 2019 was ranked No. 2.

WSBU features news, music and campus events. School of Communication students work at the station for on-campus internship hours but anyone, even first-year students, can join. The station features a professional production studio, where students create promos and news stories with state-of-the-art effects and sound. Learn more and listen at

The Buzzworthy

This monthly music and entertainment magazine is published by students involved in campus radio station WSBU-FM — The Buzz. It features reviews of albums, concerts, movies and books.The staff welcomes students from all majors and class years. Their studio is located in the Reilly Center. Follow The Buzzworthy online.

TAPinto Greater Olean

TAPinto Greater Olean logoTAPinto Greater Olean is a hyper-local news outlet staffed by students in the Jandoli School's Journalists' Workshop courses. It features reporting by St. Bonaventure students on news that happens in Olean, Allegany, Hinsdale, Franklinville, Cuba and other nearby municipalities.

TAPinto is a network of 80 locally owned and operated news sites in New Jersey, New York and Florida with more than 9 million readers. TAPinto members are provided with ongoing technical support, as well as editorial and advertising tutorials and training.

St. Bonaventure was the first university to buy a TAPinto website franchise, and launched TAPinto Greater Olean in 2016. All franchisees have access to the entire TAPinto network, and SBU students have had stories posted on other TAPinto sites.

The Bona Venture

Student working on page layout at the BVGrab a page one byline writing about an issue everybody's talking about. Cover a Division I sporting event 

The Bona Venture, the university's award-winning student newspaper, has been the go-to source of information presented by talented writers, editors and photographers since 1926. It's earned rankings among the very best college newspapers in the country by The Princeton Review.

The BV publishes print and online editions, and welcomes students of all majors and class years. There are a number of available positions:
  • write for one of four major sections: News, Arts & Life, Opinion and Sports
  • take photos
  • solicit and create ads
  • work in our business, marketing or online sections
No journalism experience? That's OK. We'll teach you.

The BV is published weekly. Funded by the university, it is student-run, operating independently of any of any academic school or department. Learn more at the BV website:; visit us on Facebook and Twitter; or email us at

Her Campus

Her-Campus-LogoInterested in learning AP style while writing about pop culture and all things Gen Z? Join St. Bonaventure’s chapter of Her Campus.

Her Campus is a digital magazine written for women, by women. Every week, members meet (regardless of academic major) to practice writing skills, brainstorm topics for weekly articles and, most importantly, build a sisterhood.

Aside from our personal organization, the "sorority” feel of the chapter program allows us to nationally compete in topics such as website traffic and follower increase on social media.

Our chapter of Her Campus was established in 2015 and continues to flourish with women from various backgrounds. Students can earn multiple internship hours for each article they submit. 

The Laurel

Logo for The Laurel literary magazineThe Laurel is St. Bonaventure's campus literary magazine and the oldest continuously published college literary magazine in the United States. Its first issue was published in 1899.

Published twice a year, with issues in the fall and spring, The Laurel welcomes all contributors: current and former students, faculty, staff and administrators, as well as members of surrounding communities.

Contributions of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, photographs and non-photographic visual art are welcome. Learn more at The Laurel website.