The Ball State Daily News is the student newspaper of Ball State University, located in Muncie, Indiana. The print edition of the newspaper is published Monday through Thursday during the academic year except during exams or vacations. During summer sessions the paper is published Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The newspaper is available free to students at various locations on the university campus. The paper has a circulation of 8,000.
The Daily News also produces podcasts which have earned recognition from U.S. News and World Report's The Paper Trail, a blog that tracks national campus news. The Paper Trail listed the Daily News' podcasts among the best alternative media outlets in its Best of College Newspapers 2007 poll. Students are also responsible for maintaining the up-to-the-minute Web version of the paper.
The Ball State Daily News traces its roots to 1922, when the paper first published under the name The Easterner.