Journalism has never been more exciting. It is an industry that is changing rapidly, and change means opportunity. The traditional lines between print, broadcast,
Learn what our alumni who are respected industry professionals say about our Emerging Media Journalism program.
Ball State University, a leader in journalism and emerging media, has revamped its journalism and telecommunications/ broadcast courses to prepare students for jobs in all types of multimedia journalism.Developed to address industry needs and shaped with input from editors and news directors around the country, our Emerging Media Journalism program prepares students to become journalism leaders throughout their careers by:
Juli Metzger, '84, '89 MS, former executive editor/digital and custom content, The Indianapolis Star
Jason Whitlock, '90, national writer, Foxsports.com
Mike Lopresti, '75, national sports reporter/columnist, Gannett News Service
Faculty members from both the journalism and telecommunications departments came together to define a unified core philosophy and then worked to establish the revamped core journalistic curriculum, now referred to as the emerging media journalism curriculum, as well as the four areas of specialization or tracks: news, graphics, magazine, and photography. All students in the emerging media journalism program experience the same core benefits to our change in curriculum, challenging them to be excellent storytellers; areas of specialization or tracks allow them to focus their path in an area of their individual choosing.Our changes reflect Ball State's technology-rich culture and build on past innovative work of the faculty in the Departments of Journalism and Telecommunications, who have led the way in teaching news convergence and developing content for small screen devices. The university's Emerging Media Initiative, a planned $17.7 million investment, focuses the university's historic strengths in this area, accelerating benefits to the state of Indiana with media-savvy human capital.
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