Student in Unified Media Lab

Still in Middle or High School?

For more than 60 years, Ball State Journalism has guided future journalists long before they enter college. Check out our fun, hands-on workshops and competitions for middle and high school students eager to explore the field. Learn more.

Our industry is complex and fast-paced, and we foster a learning environment to match. You’ll have the opportunity to produce multimedia journalism for award-winning student media or collaborate with industry leaders through student-run agencies that achieve solutions for real-world clients.

Experiential learning, renowned lectures, and exclusive internships distinguish our program as one of the best in the nation. From day one, you’ll feel part of a supportive network of educators, alumni, and friends leading the industry and making a lasting mark on our world.

Organizations and Activities

Enhance your studies through our award-winning student media, agencies, and organizations, including The Ball State Daily, Cardinal Communications, and the Journalism Education Association. Learn more.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

We value relevant, hands-on learning that advances compelling journalism and solves pressing problems for clients and communities. Our immersive learning projects and internships outfit you with professional experience that sets you apart. And we celebrate your hard work—through an exclusive scholars program and competitions that recognize journalistic excellence. Learn more.

Lectures

Industry leaders routinely visit campus to share their expertise—reminding us of the field’s crucial role and inspiring us to remain curious, embrace tenacity, and work with integrity. Among them, the Vernon C. Schranz Distinguished Lectureship in Public Relations is the nation’s longest running public relations lectureship. Learn more.