Category: Award-Winning Student Work


  • Indy Pro SPJ 2021 Award Winners

    The Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (Pro SPJ) recently awarded some of our talented media and journalism community. From Breaking News stories to design and illustration, to featured photography and videography, our students, staff, and alumni continue to make Ball State proud. These “Best of Indiana” awards truly showcase our passion […]

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  • Ball State Awarded by BEA for Student Creative Achievements

    The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is pleased to announce the first annual rankings of schools based on the creative achievement of their students. The rankings are founded on the results from the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The BEA Festival is the preeminent international media competition focused on student and faculty creative endeavors. In the last five […]

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  • Good News November

    Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly Good News outlet. This month sure has flown by! Alumni Rebecca Slezak ’21 recently started as the staff photojournalist for The Dallas Morning News. Bernie Kohn graduated from the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication, formally Department of Journalism in 1982. He is currently News Director at Bloomberg […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Taylor Smith

    Meet Taylor Smith ’22, a senior majoring in Journalism News and Magazine Media, minoring in Creative Writing. In this blog, Taylor shares how her passion for journalism and writing has led to a host of great experiences, including becoming Editor-in-Chief of The Ball State Daily News. She talks about her decision to study journalism as […]

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  • Good News October

    Hello everyone and welcome back to our “Good News” outlet. We’ve missed you.   CCIM Units CCIM women’s table raised over $2,000 at “Just Desserts” (Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser). On October 4th, we announced a series of key changes, including: The Department of Journalism is renamed the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. Consistent […]

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  • Good News September

    Hello everyone and welcome back to our “Good News” outlet. Pull up a chair, you’ll need to sit down for this news. CCIM Units Ball State University’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM) is excited to announce a series of exciting changes inspired by the college’s quest for innovation. Alumni As Ball State TCOM […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Kaya Hill

    Meet Kaya Hill ’23, a junior majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in History and African-American Studies. In this blog, Kaya shares how her interests in communication and history has led her to thinking about graduate school and beyond. She talks about her road to Communication Studies as well as what she hopes to accomplish […]

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  • “A Conversation with Tiara Thomas” – David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop

    Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, returned to campus as part of the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. In March, Ms. Thomas won her first Grammy award for co-writing the 2020 Song of the Year, “I Can’t Breathe,” in collaboration with singer-songwriter H.E.R. The following […]

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    Ball State Receives 21 Awards, Named “Television School of the Year” at 2021 IASB College Competition

    Students and recent graduates from the Departments of Telecommunication and Journalism won 21 awards spanning 17 categories at the 2021 IASB (Indiana Association of School Broadcasters) College Broadcasting Competition Awards. Ball State also kept the title of “Television School of the Year” won in 2020, 2019 and 2018. The lineup of CCIM winners, faculty mentors, […]

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