Dr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media
and general manager for Ball
State Public Media at Ball State University, has been elected to serve a
three-year term on the board of Vision
Maker Media. The nonprofit
organization is a premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native
aspects of Vision Maker’s programs encourage the involvement of young people to
learn more about careers in the media and to become the next generation of
storytellers. Vision Maker Media envisions a world changed and healed by
understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate.
veteran public media leader, Dr. Hoffman joined Ball State in January 2022. His
media career began in Akron, Ohio, at WKDD and WAKR. He also worked as a
reporter and producer at WAKC TV in Akron and led 91.3 The Summit in Akron for
nearly a decade.
has served on the boards of Florida Public Media, Indiana Public Broadcasting
Stations, and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA),
as well at the Central Great Lakes and Mid-American Region National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
With funding from the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Vision Maker Media's Public Media Content Fund awards
support to projects with a Native American theme and significant Native
involvement that ultimately benefits the entire public media community. Vision
Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), empowers and engages Native People to tell
stories. For more information: www.visionmakermedia.org.
November, PBS is celebrating Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month.
More information can be found on the CPB
State Public Media—which includes Ball
State PBS and Indiana Public Radio—provides a meaningful
educational experience through unparalleled immersive learning opportunities
for students. This expanded vision of media aligns with the University’s
mission to provide the community purposeful, deliberate content on topics and
issues that matter most including local news, entertainment, and inspirational