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Ball State University's online emerging media journalism courses are designed to help working journalists and other communication professionals learn to use new technologies and to deliver compelling stories (text, video, audio) for the web and other media platforms. The classes also can supplement the educational experience of journalism and mass media students at other colleges and universities who do not have emerging media journalism programs.
Our courses can lead to an emerging media journalism certificate, or you can simply pick and choose the courses that best fit your career goals. The asynchronous delivery ensures that you can conveniently fit your studies into your schedule, since there is no scheduled time to meet each week.
Ball State and Emerging Media ExcellenceThis program is offered collaboratively by Ball State’s journalism and telecommunications departments, each of which have a long-established tradition and reputation for academic excellence. These departments are part of Ball State’s College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM), the seventh largest college of communication in the United States. CCIM is known for its evolving use of technology and digital content as well as the quality of its faculty, students, and programs, including its on-campus emerging media undergraduate curriculum.
All of this from a university whose leadership in emerging media and immersive learning experiences has earned Ball State a place as one of the top innovators in the nation.
FacultyThe courses are taught by faculty with many years of real-world media experience as well as teaching know-how. Learn more about them.
ApplyLearn how to apply and register for the certificate or individual classes.
Contact UsFor more information about the program, contact Ball State’s Online and Distance Education division or the program's director Mary Spillman.
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