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Gabriel Tait: Teaching a Broader Worldview Through the Lens of Journalism

The camera gave photographer and war correspondent Gabriel Tait a window to the world. Now, as a professor and researcher, he’s shaping best practices for cross-cultural journalism.

From Pirate Tales to Catfish Scares, Student Bios Surprise Professor

This story’s author, Kate Elliott, coordinates the Department of Journalism’s magazine media concentration and co-chairs the College of Communication, Information, and Media’s Engagement Task Force. According to family lore, one of freshman Kellyn Harrison’s ancestors was Captain Kidd, an infamous pirate rumored to have buried treasure in the Caribbean before the British hanged him. Jada […]

Alums in Indy Turn Used Into Useful on a Big Scale

People for Urban Progress crafts used material, from the RCA Dome roof to Amtrak seats and seat belts, into items it sells—and makes Indy more sustainable.

Investigative Journalist Sandra Chapman, ’86, Asks the Hard Questions

Bang, bang, bang. On the night of Nov. 30, 1998, someone fired three bullets from a handgun, the last aimed at the head of 64-year-old Prince Chapman. For three months, no suspect, and then police arrested the man, wait — the 12-year-old boy, Jamone Williams, charged with murdering Chapman, a business owner, community activist, and […]

From Farms to Food Banks, Students Explore Muncie Region’s Needs, Diversity, and Heritage

Editor’s note: This story’s author,  Kate Elliott, is a lecturer of journalism at Ball State and a freelance writer and strategist. She also works with community organizations, including ecoREHAB, Farmished, and Open Door Health Services. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]torytelling is a frustrating business. It’s arrogant to think your words will cut through life’s clutter to impact others, let alone embolden […]

Ball State Graduate Student Part of Pulitzer Prize-winning Team

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]all State journalism graduate student Erika Espinoza, ’17, has won an honor that takes most journalists several years of experience, if at all: a Pulitzer Prize. She was part of a team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and may be the first Ball State student to receive the honor while still […]

At Winter Olympics, Students Worked Side-By-Side With Journalism Pros

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or five Ball State University students, reporting from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was the most intense and exhilarating experience of their young careers. The students were part of the University’s immersive learning experience  BSU at the Games , a student-run news agency that provided daily coverage of the games, producing stories, photos, video, and graphics […]