December 5, 2013
Students at Ball State University will cover the Sochi Olympics from Sochi early next year, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. BSU at the Games will take 22 students to Sochi with the “student-managed freelance news agency that will produce stories, photos, videos and graphics from the Olympics.”
December 4, 2013
Ball State journalism students headed to Sochi (Nov. 4): Student journalists from a Ball State University immersive learning program are heading to Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
December 1, 2013
The students (Ball State graduate) Jim Streisel teaches at Carmel High School may not become the next generation of news reporters, but with the skills learned in his media classes, they should be armed to conquer college and beyond.
November 25, 2013
Student news agency to travel to Russia.
November 23, 2013
I'm told when a popular cable television science series unveils a new episode about Stonehenge sometime next year, Ball State University will play a starring role. A 3-D computer simulation of Stonehenge created by Ball State's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts will allow producers of "The Universe" to demonstrate how the ancient monument may have been used to track movements of the sun and moon.
November 12, 2013
Dom Caristi, telecommuications professor, penned a guest column.
November 8, 2013
Dom Caristi, telecommunications professor, penned a guest column.
November 7, 2013
Ball State students will be able to cheer on their Cardinals.
Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
November 6, 2013
Zach Perlinski is one such person, leveraging his experience in college to land a production assistant job with Harpo Studios despite competing against other applicants with much more experience. “A week went by after my initial interview and I didn’t hear a word,” remembers Perlinski. “Finally, I received a follow-up call and they were still deciding. They were a bit worried that I didn’t have enough paid work experience, but I relentlessly pushed hard for big opportunities while at Ball State University so I could land a great job like this.”
October 15, 2013
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien was at Ball State on Monday.
September 20, 2013
DPI director Robert Yadon penned a guest column.
August 31, 2013
This makes no sense to me. Not after Ball State University recently released a study showing that the average Hoosier earns a wage that’s decades behind the rest of the country. Indiana ranks 40th among states for 2010 per capita income, with the average resident earning $33,981. Adjusted for inflation, that puts us on par with what the rest of the nation was making in 1996.
May 22, 2013
Reporters can cry with us over stories like devastating Oklahoma tornado
Mark Masse, journalism professor, penned a guest column about the emotional toll on reporters of covering events such as the recent tornado in Oklahoma.
May 21, 2013
Students swap laptops, desktops for smartphones, tablets
Michael Hanley, director of Ball State's Institute of Mobile Media Research, believes that student tablet ownership will rise to somewhere from 40% to 50% by next year.
"It's not a fad," says Hanley, who is also an advertising professor at Ball State. "It's here, and it's going to actually move faster than the smartphone growth has in the last five or six years."
April 28, 2013
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lessons from legacy media - get it right, first
John Strauss, journalism professor, penned a guest column. Note: This column also was posted by the Gary Post-Tribune.
April 11, 2013
Designer Furniture for the Center for Media Design
“i.M.A.D.E designed, fabricated, and installed custom machined plywood and aluminum work pods for the Center for Media Design unit at Ball State University. Designed primarily in Rhino and Grasshopper, the geometries are informed from a zero-waste strategy of cutting small undulating strips from full plywood sheets, eliminating plywood off-cut waste. This “slice and dice” fabrication method reinforces the natural properties and aesthetic of plywood striations, while creating gradient effects of varying thickness and porosity, that change dynamically over time, lighting conditions, and vantage point.”
April 8, 2013
Columbus native part of Ball State team that uses app to take March Madness highlights online
If in recent weeks you've watched fearsome blocks, monster dunks and other exciting college hoops scenes online on your mobile device, chances are Columbus native Luke Martin helped bring them to you.
Martin, a sophomore at Ball State University, is part of a team of students that is helping Turner Sports bring the most exciting scenes of March Madness to viewers in real time. (NOTE: This story was distributed by Associated Press and appeared in The Indianapolis Star on April 7.)
March 20, 2013
Century-old Indiana disappearance attracts new scrutiny
Colleen Steffen, a journalism instructor at Ball State University and former newspaper feature writer, spent five years researching the girl’s disappearance. She wrote a book about it, which is yet unpublished, and probably knows more about the case than anyone.
February 18, 2013
'Reader's Digest' Parent Company FIles for Bankruptcy Protection
"I think it probably is the end for Reader's Digest," David Sumner, a professor of journalism at Ball State University, tells our Newscast unit. "It's facing problems from two or three different levels — from declining readership, advertising, more so than the vast majority of American magazines."The average reader of the magazine, Sumner says, is in her 50s, and her household income is between $50,000 and $60,000. Note: This story ran on NPR affiliates across the nation.
February 2, 2013
Guest Commentary: Social media event of the year?
Dom Caristi, telecommunications, penned a guest column about social media and the Super Bowl.
January 23, 2013
Ball State digitizes films of Muncie's history
For decades, thousands of canisters of 16 mm film shot in Muncie in the 1950s-70s sat in storage at Ball State University's Bracken Library. About a year ago, Ball State began digitizing all of the film, and more than a third of it —1,000 clips — is now accessible online to the public through the university's Digital Media Repository. Note: Associated Press distributed this story nationally.
December 2, 2012
Ballet, Rock, the Blues and Acting Share Honors
The Kennedy Center bestowed its highest honor Sunday on actor Dustin Hoffman, the ballerina Natalia Makarova, the blues guitarist Buddy Guy, the talk-show host David Letterman and Led Zeppelin.
December 1, 2012
David Letterman: 2012 Kennedy Center Honors
In the late ’60s, David Letterman hosted a madcap radio program at Ball State and then was the booth announcer and weekend weatherman for a local TV affiliate. He couldn’t get hired out of the market, so in 1975 he moved to Los Angeles, intent on eventually succeeding Carson, his boyhood model of adult male coolness.
November 12, 2012
All Letterman, Oprah at BSU tickets distributed
Ball State University announced today that all tickets for "A Conversation with David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey" have been distributed as of Monday morning.