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    J-Day Jams: Meet Keynote Speaker Jim Streisel

    Journalism Day’s 2017 keynote speaker is Jim Streisel, the newsmagazine adviser at Carmel High School. He was named the 2013 Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. Streisel is a rockstar journalist! He plays guitar and sings lead vocals with his band The Dead Squirrels. How long have you been […]

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    J-Day Jams: Contests are Open!

    J-Day contests open today, which means it’s time to start gathering your best work from the past year. For most categories (newspapers, online media, broadcast, photo), it means submitting work from the 2016-17 academic year. For yearbooks, it’s anything from the 2016 book. If you still have questions, here is the lowdown on BSU J-Day […]

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    Why you should support the New Voices campaign

    It’s time to cure Hazelwood. The freedom of press is important to students now more than ever. In an effort to combat the effects of the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier decision, which restricted students’ First Amendment rights in school, states are trying to enact New Voices legislation. Indiana is among them. This year, the New Voices Campaign […]

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    Alternative Facts Explained

    If you’ve been paying any attention to the news over the past few days, I’m sure you’ve seen the statement “alternative facts” over and over again. During a segment on “Meet The Press,” Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway stated that the facts mentioned by the new Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, during the White House’s statement on […]

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    5 tips for applying to Ball State’s Scholarship

    Each year, Ball State University’s Department of Journalism offers nearly $8,000 in freshman scholarships. The Freshman Scholarship application closes Feb. 1, so here are some tips for putting together a great application. Provide a variety of strong clips The application asks for 3-5 clips, so include only your best work. If you don’t have five […]

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    Freshman scholarship applications are open!

    [dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year the ACEJMC-accredited Ball State University Department of Journalism awards nearly $8,000 in scholarships to incoming freshmen. With majors in news, magazine media, photojournalism, journalism graphics, journalism education, advertising and public relations, we have something for everyone! Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $2,500, some of which are renewable. Online applications can be completed […]

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