Ball State University’s student
media recently earned numerous journalism
and communications accolades and awards, including more than three dozen awards
combined for Ball
Bearings magazine, The Ball State Daily News, and the McKinley
Avenue Agency—an on-campus student-run
communications, media, and advertising agency. The honors were announced during
MediaFest22 journalism conference in Washington, D.C., held
Additionally, three Ball
State student publications— Ball Bearings
(formerly Echo) magazine, The Ball State Daily News, and the
now-retired Orient Yearbook—have been selected by the Associated
Collegiate Press for the Top 100 Pacemaker list, recognizing the organization’s
best national publications of all-time. A Pacemaker is widely recognized as the Pulitzer Prize
of college journalism.
“These honors speak volumes
about the talent and hard work of our students and the commitment our skilled
faculty has to preparing our students for fulfilling careers in the fields of
journalism and communications,” said Dr.
Paaige Turner, dean of Ball State’s College of
Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM). “We
are proud of everyone in CCIM that had a role in the creation and production of
these multi-award-winning publications and organizations.”
Among the many awards won
by Ball State student media, announced at MediaFest22:
• The Ball State Daily News was one of only 19 newspapers in the country
to earn a Pacemaker. This is the fourth year in a row that the Daily News
has earned a Pacemaker.
• Ball Bearings magazine earned a second-place 2021-22 Pinnacle
Award, in the nationwide category
Feature Magazine of the Year,
from the College Media Association.
• The McKinley Avenue Agency earned a first-place
2021-22 Pinnacle Award, in the Display
Ad category, from the College Media
Association. The agency designs display ads for The Ball State Daily News and
Ball Bearings magazine.
A full list of 2021-22
Pinnacle Awards is
available on the College Media Association website. Housed within CCIM, Ball State’s independent student media programs
offer opportunities to gain industry experience; express
creativity; connect with like-minded students; network with professionals; and
engage in meaningful professional development and service.