Get to Know NewsLink Indiana
NewsLink Indiana is Ball State’s award-winning newscast. Students perform every role both on-camera and behind the scenes for a live newscast that reaches all of Delaware County via cable and online at BallStateDaily.com
NewsLink Indiana is Ball State’s Award-winning newscast. NewsLink 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 experience is required to get started with one of the nation's outstanding student news programs.
NewsLink covers content such as news, campus, weather, and Muncie news.
“NewsLink Indiana provides a real newsroom experience,” said News Director Tanner Holbrook. “Our alumni go on to get jobs in top markets around the country including Chicago, Indianapolis and Washington D.C.”
NewsLink prepares students for job experiences after graduation. Mackenzie Klahr, former Assistant News Director, explained, “NewsLink is very much like a real station.”
NewsLink benefits students by introducing them to equipment they will use after graduation. Eric Guanajuanto, former Production Manager explained, “We’re getting hands-on experiences using the stuff that professionals are using.”
The equipment is brand for students. Bri Kirkham, former News Director, explains, “We’re working with new equipment, a new set, a new studio, new workspace, everything is brand new.”
Klahr furthered, “Being in the new studio is such a great thing I want to brag about it to anyone that comes in. Whenever tour guides come in the studio, I’m so excited to show them what Ball State has that other schools because it really sets us apart from the rest.”
NewsLink is also an award winning organization. In 2017, NewsLink placed first in Student Television Best Newscast from the Society of Professional Journalists and placed second in Student Television Election and Campaign Coverage.
The Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (2017) awarded students multiple awards including: 2nd place Television News Package: Brittany Ermon, 2nd place Television News Program: Mallory Weil, Jacob Wilson, Troy Scott, and Max Lewis, 1st place Television Anchor: Tanner Holbrook, and 3rd place Television Anchor: Brittany Ermon.