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The definition of “news” has changed significantly over the years, and Ball State has changed with it. When you become a student in our news track, you’ll have a hand in defining “news” for tomorrow.

Those covering news today are expected to tell stories through different platforms: print, web, social media, apps, and more. At Ball State, our experienced faculty and unique Unified Media model and facilities prepare you to succeed in today’s fast-changing news landscape.

Build a results-oriented resume.

As a news student, you’ll earn a bachelor's degree with a dual major in journalism and telecommunications. You’ll develop a compelling portfolio to impress prospective employers. And you’ll join graduates who’ve gone on to work at places like CNN, The Associated Press, Voice of America, Chicago Tribune, and other prominent newspapers and television stations across the country.

Join nationally recognized student-run media.

You’ll have an open invitation to join our award-winning student-run media. It’s the perfect way to experience a fast-paced, multiplatform news environment while making new friends and exploring career opportunities. Our unified student media includes both journalism and telecommunications media:

  • (online)
  • The Ball State Daily News (newspaper)
  • NewsLink Indiana (television)
  • WCRD FM (radio)
  • Ball Bearings (online and print magazine)

Experience immersive learning.

Whether you want to stay close to campus or travel around the world, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn in the field through Ball State’s immersive learning opportunities. Former students have reported on the Olympics in London and Sochi, water resources in Budapest, and Indiana business connections in Beijing and Shanghai. Still others have worked on compelling projects right here in Indiana.

Take the next step.

See first-hand why Ball State is a leader of news education for the 21st century. Come visit campus. Meet our professors and current students. See our state-of-the-art Unified Media Lab. Don’t wait. Schedule your visit today.