Ball State University recently received high marks at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Inaugural Ceremony School Ranking – Recognition of Institutional Excellence in Media program.
ball state College of Communication, Information and Media (CCIM) ranked seventh nationally out of 101 institutions ranked in the “Winning Overall Programs in 2022.” Ball State also ranked second in the nation in the “Winningest Sports Programs,” seventh in the “Winningest Documentary Programs of 2022,” and 27and in “Best winning film and video programs”.
The BEA notes that its ranking “does not constitute an overall assessment of an academic program, but an assessment of the quality and consistency of creative student work produced at one institution relative to that of other institutions”, and is “based on the last five years of student achievement” at the BEA’s annual Media Arts Festival.
“We are thrilled and grateful to the Broadcast Education Association and its prestigious Media Arts Festival for this national recognition of our innovative programs,” said Dr Paaige Turner, Dean of the CCIM. “At the College of Communication, Information and Media, we strive to inspire our students and faculty to lead the way with passion, determination and progress. These rankings are further proof of our dedication to this very mission.
Ball State’s BEA ranking follows the University’s strong performance in the 2022 BEA Media Arts Festival competition, in which several Ball State students and faculty were recognized as Best of the Festival, First Place , Second Place, Third Place or Excellence Awards in their respective categories. Among the Best of Festival and/or first Ball State finalists this year were:
• Faith Denig: Best of Festival, Student Sports and Promotional Video/Tease/PSA category; Ball State Sports Link: Intro to Men’s Basketball 2021
• Sarah Akins, Cameron Surdyk, Ryan Klimcak and Lexi Eblen: first place, Live Sports Video Game Production category; Ball State Sports Link: Women’s Volleyball vs. NIU
• Jordan Nemeth: first place, Esports Coverage category; Ball State Sports Link: 2021 Esports Intro
Ball State Named “Television School of the Year”
Ball State also recently won “TV School of the Year” honors for the fifth straight year – and the seventh time in the past nine years – at the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters’ college competition ( IASB).
Held on March 26, the 2022 IASB College Competition also featured several individual and group winners from Ball State, including:
• Cardinal Compass Staff: First Place, Radio Talk Show
• Dominick Liacone: first place, copywriting for television
• Faith Denig: first place, photojournalism
• NewsLink Indiana Staff: First Place, TV News Program
• Charlie Hammock and Dennis Collier: First Place, Television Sports Program
• Madeline Rambisoon and Scott Thomas: First Place, Video Sound Design
• Ball State Daily News Staff: First Place, Student Multimedia Website
Ball State was recently renamed Media Department
allows students to shoot and produce films, make sales pitches, produce newscasts, and host their own radio shows as soon as they enter campus.
The department offers several organizations that allow students to hone skills learned in the classroom, have fun building their professional portfolios, and developing leadership skills, all in state-of-the-art facilities using industry-standard equipment. Of the industry. These student organizations include BSU tonight, Cardinal Filmworks, Cardinal Sports liveCardinal Vision, E-sport,
NewsLink Indiana, sports linkand WCRD-FM.
ball state Public Media Programmeanwhile, allows students to generate community-driven content and produce programs for organizations such as Ball State PBS/WIPB-TV and Indiana Public Radio / WBST-FM.
For more information about the Ball State Media Department, call 765-285-1480 or email [email protected].