The purpose of Ball Bearings is to give students immersive experience in producing a print and online magazine. While the print edition comes out four times a year, Ball Bearings online is updated weekly with multimedia stories and news. Ball Bearings is recognized as one of the top collegiate magazines in the nation. The print and online editions have received more than 50 awards in the last two years from the Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Collegiate Press Association, Associated Collegiate Press, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The student-led staff makes all of the editing and production decisions. Coming from a variety of majors, students contribute in these roles: writers, editors, designers, photographers, as well as advertising and public relations staff members. Join the staff to gain experience in creating and publishing multimedia feature stories and video essays and learning all aspects of magazine writing and production.
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