If you want to be a reporter and graduate with skills to start your professional career, the news track is for you.
The courses in this track build your multimedia storytelling skills in traditional and emerging media so that you can write well-crafted stories and produce audio, video, and interactive content for newspapers, broadcast stations, the Web, and portable media devices.
You'll develop strong news judgment, as well as learn how to conduct interviews and access government documents and other records to produce stories that make a difference. Classes in media law and ethics round out the program.
You'll hone your skills by working at award-winning student media organizations such as the The Ball State Daily News, NewsLink, Ball Bearings Magazine, Sports Link, Unified Media, and WCRD, and by participating in immersive experiences that may include travel to cities such as Hong Kong, New York, or Washington, D.C.
Media professionals from all types of news organizations regularly visit campus and interact with students—a great way to make contact when you're applying for internships or jobs.
Find out more by reviewing the news track and the Emerging Media Journalism program.
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