Telecommunications

TV Student Organizations

BSU Tonight is a TV entertainment show formatted to appeal to college students and the general public. Our objective is to produce quality programming as well as give you the training needed to excel in upper level TCOM classes. The program airs on local public access cable channels.

Cardinal Filmworks is a student-run organization that operates similarly to a real-life, professional movie production company (but without the paychecks), creating short films and videos to be aired on the organization’s public access television show, Cardinal Filmworks Presents. A variety of positions are open, regardless of prior film experience. Cardinal Filmworks is also responsible for the annual Frogbaby Film Festival.

Cardinal Sports Live (CSL) is a weekly television show that takes a look at Ball State intercollegiate and club sports from the unique perspectives of the CSL personalities, highlighting sporting events and featuring interviews with coaches and players. Each season CSL challenges a Ball State team or group of coaches to a game in their respective sport.

 

Cardinal Vision is Ball State's student-run television station that offers you the chance to get behind the scenes or on camera. Cardinal Vision broadcasts news, sports, and entertainment shows, all produced by students. Cardinal Vision is also a part of the Open Student Television Network, linking colleges across the nation.

 

Connections Live
is an Emmy Award-winning, student run, faculty-supervised, half-hour entertainment television magazine program shown on WIPB Channel 49 and Cardinal Vision Channel 57. You can participate as an anchor, sportscaster, reporter, producer, camera and board operator, lighting director, stage coordinator, and much more. It’s an excellent opportunity to obtain hands-on experience and skills.

Indiana Outdoors is a half-hour public television nature show that highlights Indiana natural resources, historic sites, and recreational opportunities through stories from all over the state shot independently by students.

NewsLink Indiana is Ball State’s Emmy Award-winning nightly newscast. Students perform every role both on-camera and behind the scenes for a live 9 p.m. newscast that reaches all of Delaware County via cable.  NewsLink Indiana offers Ball State students opportunities to learn firsthand how to write, produce, shoot, edit, report, anchor and begin building a portfolio of their work.  No prior experience is required to get started with one of the nation's outstanding student news programs. 

Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world’s largest organization for broadcast and electronic journalists, formed a chapter at Ball State in 1990.

Reel Deal, Ball State's premier movie review and entertainment news show, is a half-hour weekly television show that highlights current, upcoming, and classic Hollywood films and film-related events and productions around campus, conducting interviews with campus filmmakers and recording feedback from students on-location at university film events.


Something Else is a sketch comedy group with content written and produced by students. Members' works are exhibited on the Internet, television, and radio.

Sports Link is the nation's pre-eminent student run, immersive learning sports program.  At SL, you will work on creating sports content for a variety of outlets, including BallStateSports.com, WIPB-TV, Fox College Sports, ESPN, Turner Sports, and Sports Link Radio. 

WIPB-TV Channel 49 is a university-owned, over-the-air PBS affiliate carried on more than 30 cable systems. You can participate with part-time employees for in-studio and remote productions.