Contact The Daily News

 For general questions or comments, contact:

The Ball State Daily News
Art and Journalism Building Room 278
Muncie, IN 47306-0001
Phone: 765-285-8255

Editorial Staff

Daniel Kehn


Daniel Kehn (He/Him) is a third-year Journalism and Telecommunications major with minors in American Sign Language and Sports Studies; he will serve as Interim Editor-in-chief this school year. Daniel grew up in Southeastern Michigan, and has fallen in love with the Ball State and Muncie community in his time here. Outside of the newsroom, he loves watching his Detroit Lions and Arsenal FC, a huge Marvel and Star Wars fan and prefers backpacking and camping as his vacations. Contact Daniel Kehn at

Olivia Ground

Digital Managing Editor

Olivia Ground (She/Her) is a third-year Advertising major with minors in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. For the 2023/24 school year, Olivia is thrilled to serve as Digital Managing Editor. Olivia is from Southern Indiana, but is happy to call Muncie a second home. She is passionate about arts and theatre coverage and all things multimedia journalism. Outside of the newsroom, she loves all kinds of music- namely Taylor Swift, Noah Kahan, and The Front Bottoms. She also loves traveling, photography, and spending time with friends and co-workers. “Never be so kind, you forget to be clever, nevеr be so clever, you forget to be kind”- Taylor Swift. Contact Olivia Ground at

Kyle Smedley

Print Managing Editor, Co-Sports Editor

Kyle Smedley (He/Him) is a third-year Journalism and Telecommunications major with minors in Sports Studies and Film/Screenwriting; he is the Print Managing Editor and Co-Sports Editor of the Ball State Daily News. Kyle values family and his faith over everything, but has passions for professional wrestling, films, music, food, sports and above all, storytelling. Contact Kyle Smedley at or on X @KyleSmedley_.

Grayson Joslin

Director of Recruitment

Grayson Joslin (He/Him) is a third-year Journalism major and is the Director of Recruitment for the Ball State Daily News. A first-generation college student, Joslin joined the Daily News in October 2021 and was the opinion editor for the 2022-23 school year. Outside of the Daily News, he enjoys watching motorsports, trivia and learning more about the world around him. Contact Grayson Joslin at

Abigail Denault

News Editor

Abigail Denault (She/Her) is a third year Journalism Major with a concentration in news writing and a minor in Global Studies. She is from Somonauk, Illinois and is the current News Section editor at the Ball State Daily News. She aspires to tell stories around the world as a foreign correspondent in the future. Contact Abigail at

Elijah Poe

Co-Sports Editor

Elijah Poe (He/Him) is the Associate Sports Editor for the Ball State Daily News. He is a second-year News Journalism major. This is his second year with the Daily News, last year he was the beat reporter for Student Government, men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s basketball. He also wrote features for news. He is excited to be working with a great team writing great stories! Contact Elijah Poe at

Zach Carter

Associate Sports Editor 

Zach Carter (He/Him) is a second-year Journalism major with a minor in Sports Studies. He will serve as the Associate Sports Editor this school year. Zach is from Muncie and found his love for sports reporting at Delta High School. When he’s not writing for the Daily News, Zach is either watching his favorite sports teams or is somewhere fishing. Contact Zach at

Hannah Amos 

Lifestyles Editor

Hannah (She/Her) is a third-year Journalism major at Ball State University minoring in French. She’s been with the Ball State Daily News for two years. She is now serving as the Lifestyles Editor. Hannah is from Spencer, Indiana– a small town between Bloomington and Terre Haute, Indiana. She enjoys reading and getting Starbucks. Her favorite Starbucks order is the iced chai latte with an extra pump of chai. Hannah plans to help her news family grow and help them gain the confidence they need to be a journalist. Contact Hannah Amos at

Ella Howell

Associate Lifestyles Editor, Copy Editor

Ella Howell (She/Her) is a third-year Journalism major with a minor in Digital Media. She is the associate lifestyles and copy editor for the Ball State Daily News. Outside of the Daily News, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, and is in a professional tap company in Indianapolis. Contact Ella Howell

Kate Farr

Opinion Editor

Kate (She/They) is a second-year student at Ball State University majoring in Journalism (Magazine Media) with a minor in Journalistic Storytelling. She is from Antwerp, Ohio, and is excited to be the Opinion Editor for the Daily News. She joined the DN last year, during which she wrote opinion and news articles. She hopes to continue a career in writing, editing and photography. Kate enjoys the musical artists Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Ghost, so when you see her walking around campus, she's almost always listening to music! Contact Kate Farr at

Elaine Ulsh

Associate Opinion Editor

Elaine Ulsh (She/Her) is a second year Computer Science and Physics major. She enjoys writing about things in which she feels passionately about. She has been with the Daily News since Fall 2022. She was a part of Ball State's Teacher Scholar Program, partnering with Dr. Xin Sun to write a research paper titled "The Way Forward: The Environmental Consequences of Bitcoin and a Possible Solution" which she presented at the CSCE 2023 conference in Las Vegas, NV over the summer and will be published through IEEE." Contact Elaine at

Jacob Boissy

Video Editor

Jacob (He/Him) is a fourth-year student in the Department of Media in a concentration of video production and is also the video editor for the Ball State Daily News. Outside of the newsroom, Jacob is working on his own personal projects or listening to music. Contact Jacob Boissy at

Brisa Porter

Associate Video Editor

Brisa Porter (She/Her) is a third-year Media Production major with a minor in Technical Theatre. She is from Phoenix, Arizona and is beginning her second year with the Daily News video team. Contact Brisa Porter at

Emma Plank

Associate Social Media Editor

Emma Plank (She/Her) is a fourth-year Journalism major with a double minor in Fashion and Women and Gender Studies. She is the Associate Social Media Editor for the Ball State Daily News. Her interests include reading, being a fan of Harry Styles, and hanging out with friends. Emma’s dream job is to work as a social media manager for a fashion magazine and develop her own lifestyle blog. Contact Emma Plank at

Mya Cataline

Photo Editor

Mya Cataline (She/Her) is a third-year Journalism major with a concentration in magazine media and photojournalism with a minor in Women and Gender studies. Mya is from Lansing, Michigan and attends Ball State to pursue a career in magazine writing or sports photography. She enjoys spending her time traveling and cuddling with her cats and dog. Contact Mya Cataline at

Meghan Holt

Visual Editor

Meghan (He/They) is a fourth-year Journalism major with a concentration in media development and design, and a minor in Studio Art. They are a visual editor for the Daily News. Contact Meghan at

Jessica Bergfors

Visual Editor

Jessica Bergfors (She/Her) is a second-year Magazine Media Journalism major and is from Dyer, Indiana. This is her first year with the Daily News and she is one of the visual editors. She also works with Ball Bearings on their design team. She loves listening to music, visiting Chicago, going to concerts and hanging out with her friends in her spare time. Contact Jessica Bergfors at


Lisa Renze 


Lisa Renze (She/Her) is in her seventh year as the adviser for the Daily News. Her journalism career began at 14 when she went to work for her hometown radio station. Since then she's worked for newspapers including the South Bend Tribune and the Indianapolis Star and Crossroads Magazine. She believes the best nights are spent outside with her dogs, her husband, and a roaring campfire. Contact Lisa Renze at