Be A Fan, the Emmy-nominated sports magazine show produced by the nation's only fully immersive sports media production program, Ball State Sports Link, airs multiple times monthly on WIPB-TV, Comcast Indiana and Fox College Sports.
The monthly program is Ball State's only sports magazine show covering all sports. The show prides itself on telling the best stories from Ball State athletics.
The May show features some of the best stories and award-winning productions from the 2011-12 athletics year.
Produced in 2012 by senior Paul Weller and assisted by junior Kevin Thurman, all 27 students in the immersive learning program produce features for the show.
Be A Fan, can be viewed at a variety of times on a variety of channels, including nationally on Fox College Sports. Ball State Sports Link is the only completely student-produced programming to air on the national network, reaching nearly 56 million homes and the 25 largest media markets in the nation.
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About Ball State Sports Link:
During the semester, students will produce a broad range of media from live remote productions, live-to-tape events, television programs (WIPB-TV, Comcast Indiana, ESPN Networks, Fox Sports Net, Cardinal Vision 57), student-athlete features and webcasts. Other facets of the immersion program include radio, newspapers, podcasts and the use of mobile technology and interactivity via the web.
To maintain a focus on cross-platform promotion, students repackage the feature stories they create for local use at Ball State and send them to local news stations and outlets in the hometown of the featured player-on any platform the station may require.