Tag: School of Journalism and Strategic Communication


  • Faculty Spotlight: Martin Smith-Rodden

    Meet Martin Smith-Rodden, an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication. Before coming to Ball State, Dr. Smith-Rodden was a professional visual journalist for 25 years in three different markets, including The Virginian-Pilot, the highest-honored newspaper in Virginia from 1986 to 2015. As a professor, he is committed to his students and to […]

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  • Staff Spotlight: Bethany Sloniker

    Meet Bethany Sloniker a School of Journalism and Strategic Communications graduate and new secretary to the unit. In this blog, Bethany talks about her Ball State journey from student to staff member and how she makes the most of her life as a young professional. *** Could you share the personal journey that led you to […]

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  • Equipment Checkout Services Reimagined

    On Tuesday, September 27th a reimagined University Media Services Equipment Checkout was unveiled. Located in BC 153, tucked away near the loading dock and close to the studios, a larger and more open space is open to accommodate our robust programs. ***  Who can check stuff out? The equipment checkout works under a three-tier system, […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Hannah McIlree

    Meet Hannah Mcllree ’22, a senior majoring in Journalism and Media (News) with a minor in Sports Studies. In this blog, Hannah shares how her passion for journalism led her to achieve her dreams and overcome obstacles.  * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? In high school, I wasn’t […]

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  • An Incredible One Ball State Day

    One Ball State Day was an incredible success. This year we raised upwards of 1 million dollars for the whole University and 67,728 for the CCIM Department! With lots of friendly competition and tons of amazing donors, OBSD was a day to remember. Leading Up Leading up to OBSD was a busy and exciting time […]

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  • A Conversation with Rachel Lindsay

    My name is Imani Butts and I am a junior Journalism and Media major at CCIM. I had a wonderful opportunity to be the moderator for Excellence in Leadership Spring 2022 Speaker Series, with guest speaker Rachel Lindsey. Rachel Lindsay is an attorney, media host, and podcaster, best known for her groundbreaking turn as the […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Imani Butts

    Meet Imani Butts ’23, a rising senior majoring in Journalism and Media. In this blog, Imani shares her passion for news journalism, how she’s grown over the years, and the absolute love she has for Ball State University. * * * Can you describe your journey prior to Ball State University? I really was stuck […]

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  • Good News February

    Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly Good News outlet. February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s filled with so many special holidays and events like Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Lunar New Year. February is also Black History Month, a time to recognize and honor all of the triumphs and […]

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  • January Calendar

    Good News January

    Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly Good News outlet. 2022 has officially arrived and we’ve already gone full swing into the new year! Alumni The award winning, Emmy nominated television host and Ball State alumnus, Brandon Pope, spoke to our Ball State community January 18th, in honor of MLK Day. Ball State graduate Kaitlyn […]

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  • Student Spotlight: Shelby Sowders

    Meet Shelby Sowders ’25, a freshman double majoring in advertising and public relations who just joined the CCIM’s Dean’s office team. In this blog, Shelby shares everything from what led her to Ball State and the College of Communication, Information, and Media to her hobbies and interests. * * * Can you describe your journey […]

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