A part of Ball State University’s award winning College of Communication, Information, and Media, Byte is a student-run, multimedia coalition operating out of Ball State University’s Unified Media Lab. Though mostly oriented toward Telecommunications and Journalism majors, Byte draws in students studying all sorts of disciplines ranging from Creative Writing to Computer Science and everything in between.
Student staff work closely with the student-run editorial board to help refine their skills and improve the quality of content produced for the organization. We are dedicated to providing the best in entertainment and pop culture related content.
We achieve this in the form of regularly produced news, reviews, features, graphics, podcasts, and videos. We work diligently to make sure that you get the best information and entertainment we can provide while providing student staff with hands on learning opportunities provided by the Department of Journalism.
Emily is a Telecommunications (Film and Media Studies) major minoring in Japanese and Professional Writing in Emerging Media. In the past, Emily has interned at WFYI Indianapolis as a Production Intern and studied abroad in Japan.
Matthew is a Communications Major and a storyteller with a passion for the unusual. He is trying to make people happy through words.
Tatiana "Tt" Shinkan is a junior Journalism-Graphics student at Ball State University. She has won awards for her design work in both Ball Bearings Magazine and Byte. She is extremely dedicated to whatever she does and puts heart into everything. She hopes to one day work for Rooster Teeth Productions down in Austin, Texas.
Senior News Editor
Jeremy is junior majoring in News Journalism and Telecommunications and minoring in Political Science and American History. Though he is Byte’s Senior News Editor, he also writes reviews, features, and guest stars on podcasts.
Senior Features Editor
Joe is a sophomore Telecommunications major at Ball State. Joe's focus at Byte is writing and editing for the Features section. After graduation, Joe hopes to work as a producer at a news studio and eventually publish a book or two.
Senior Reviews Editor
Tanner Kinney is a sophomore Film and Media Studies major and a Digital Media minor. His Neo Yokio won a second-place CSPA Golden Circle award for the 2017 semester. He enjoys playing JRPG's of any variety, regardless of how obscure and strange it is. Tanner is also the host of Byte at the Movies, the premiere movie discussion live-stream.
Ben Sapet is a Writing and Rhetoric major minoring in Creative Writing and Literature. He is interested in exploring the areas at which art and pop culture intersect. Ben spends most of his time reading, writing, and generally staring at screens. He hopes to make a career for himself as a freelance editor (so he can continue to read, write, and stare at screens).
Executive Podcast Editor
Tyler is a Computer Technology major minoring in Business Administration and Computer Science. He is the host of Remixed, Byte's music podcast and has served as a co-host of the podcast Input 2.
Executive Video Prodcuer
Phil majors in both Creative Writing and Telecommunications. He likes to add his own personality when he edits video content. Phil enjoys video games on the rare occasion he has free time, and is always looking for new music.