Before immersive learning had a name, it had a home — with the Ball State Daily News.
Though in 1922, the student newspaper was called The Easterner. Times of course have changed. The “Normal School” is now Ball State University.
And The Easterner has evolved into a robust student media program that encompasses not just a newspaper, but two magazines, a television station, weather team, podcasts and a public relations and marketing and advertising agency.
These groups are recognized individually and collectively as being among the best in the country, consistently winning some of the nation’s top awards. And our students, once graduated, are sought-after employees around the state and across the nation.
The Unified Media team provides educational opportunities for students that cannot be taught in the classroom. The students involved gain professional, real-world experience; connect with like-minded students; network with professionals, and engage in meaningful professional development through travel and other unique opportunities.
While Unified Media groups are largely funded through advertising and creative service sales efforts from their Unified Media partner, McKinley Avenue, any gifts from alumni and friends help fund those extras that are an important part of a student’s education.
All revenue goes directly back into the operating budget for media students.
Thank you for your kind support to Fund #4907.