Welcome to the website of MediaLab, an applied multimedia and research program based in the School of Arts + Communication at Pacific Lutheran University.

MediaLab is an award–winning, student–run media organization with expertise across the media spectrum. Whether you need market research, photography, graphic design, writing, video, public relations, event planning, or more, MediaLab can work for you.

Please explore our site and contact us if we can be of help, or provide you with any additional information.


Latest News

  • The premiere of “Waste Not: Breaking Down the Food Equation” took place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Tacoma’s Theatre on the Square, on Broadway in downtown Tacoma between 9th and 11th Streets.

  • MediaLab’s 2013 Emmy–nominated documentary, “Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis,” was recently selected for screening at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif. “Tapped Out” has received numerous high–profile recognitions, including a 2014 Grand Prize in the documentary category from the National Broadcasting Society.

Member of the Month

Olivia Ash

Public Relations

A Communication and Hispanic Studies double major, Olivia came to MediaLab in Fall 2013. Olivia, a fixture on the PLU Dean’s List since arriving at the University, is also General Manager of PLU’s student radio station, LASR.

Previously, Olivia worked in community outreach and tourism in Portland, Ore., her hometown. In MediaLab, Olivia is a member of the Tacoma Community House team and is also a participant in the upcoming MediaLab documentary, “Waste Not: Breaking Down the Food Equation,” which will premiere in Fall 2014. Olivia has a special interest in radio and music, and hopes to pursue a career in one of those fields after graduation.

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