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ABOUT ME

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I am a videographer, editor and writer with a M.A. in Digital Storytelling program from Ball State University's Department of Media. For my capstone project, I directed a 30-minute documentary on the Bates v. Rivera club case, resulted in the desegregation of an Indianapolis country club. In 2019, I received my B.A. in Telecommunications from Ball State University with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. I also graduated with minors in both Japanese and Professional Writing in Emerging Media.  

I am currently a Press Secretary for ten members of the Indiana House of Representatives. I run the longer-form video content for the Indiana House Democratic caucus, assist in creating social media graphics and run six member newsletters.

I am deeply invested in researching and writing about Jewish history. In 2022, I was selected as the Podcast Intern for the Indiana Jewish Historical Society. The following year, I was selected to participate in a board organized by the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis to define the publication's definition of antisemitism. As part of this project, I wrote four articles expanding upon Hoosier Jewish history.

 

For about three years, I freelanced as a Content Specialist at Static Media, and wrote feature articles for Static Media's websites: Looper.com and SVG.com. 
 

In graduate school, I held down a competitive two-year assistantship at the David Owsley Museum of Art. My role was to create video content, graphics and advertising for the museum. Alongside my assistantship, I was a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate World Film History course, assisting in the creation of the course syllabus, assigning projects, lecturing on an assigned film movement and grading assignments. Most of my personal academic research centers on horror media and culture, and I have presented research on various aspects of the genre at both the PCA/ACA and MAPACA academic conferences. 

On campus, I have served a variety of roles. From volunteering to running an award-winning student magazine, I was a very active student! My participation includes:

 

  • Byte Magazine, Editor-in-Chief

  • Byte Magazine, Reviews Editor

  • Ball State Daily News, Contributor

  • Frog Baby Film Festival, Secretary

  • Women in Tech, Member

  • Music and Memory, Student Volunteer


 

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VIDEO PROJECTS

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GRADUATE CAPSTONE PROJECT:
Troubled Waters:
The Integration of the Riviera Club

The Riviera Club, founded on January 12, 1933, is one of Indianapolis' most famous private swimming facilities. The designation as a private club ensured that members would only be surrounded by residents of the community they actively wanted to engage with. For some Hoosiers, like my Jewish father, membership was firmly denied.


This creative project archives the Bates v. Riviera Club Inc. legal case, wherein my father, Larry Reuben, and many other brave individuals led the charge against racial injustice in Indianapolis' Butler-Tarkington neighborhood.


As a requirement for my M.A. degree, I created a 30-minute documentary film cataloging the Bates v. Riviera Inc. case. I also made a custom WordPress website contextualizing Indianapolis at the time of the case, the details of the case, and the individuals involved. The website features articles, audio elements, news clippings, archival images, and a timeline created using nite labs. This project is ongoing and will be added to in the future. 

My creative project is a Ball State University ASPiRE Student Creative Arts Competition Grant Recipient. Additionally, an article about my project was published in the 2022 Winter edition of the Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association's newsletter. 

 

OTHER VIDEO PROJECTS

As a graduate assistant at the David Owsley Museum of Art, I assisted in shooting and editing video content for the museum's Virtual Museum experience. This includes six staff perspectives discussing specific artwork in the 20/20: Twenty Women Artists of the Twentieth Century exhibition and editing a video exploring the work of artist Irene Rice Pereira. 

One of the larger video projects I prepared was a pre-recorded two-hour Facebook live stream for the museum's annual Final Friday event. I compiled and edited footage for the project, wrote the script, and ran the live stream using OBS. 

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AUDIO PROJECTS

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IN Jewish History:
A Jewish Hoosier Enters the Ring

Pride Parade

Dee and Tammy Interview: Challenging a Lifetime of Homophobia in Indiana

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Ball State ESports At A Glance - Hailey Hicks Interview

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Input2 S6E5 - Reliving Death Note's Adaptation Horrors

EXAMPLES OF WRITTEN WORK

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ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

The Politics of Israel's Emerging Horror Genre

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PCA 2021

The Rise of the E-Girl:
Embrace of a Stereotype or Embrace of the Male Gaze?

Emily Reuben & Daley Wilhelm
MAPACA 2021

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ball State University ASPiRE Student Creative Arts Competition Grant Recipient (2021)

  • Ball State University Magna Cum Laude (2019)

  • The Department of Journalism Award for Outstanding Leadership (2018)

  • TCOM Film and Media Studies Student of the Year (2016-2017)

  • Department of Journalism: Byte Excellence in Print Award (2016-2017)

  • Department of Journalism: Byte Best New Member Award (2015-16)

  • Ball State Pre-TCOM Student of the Year Award (2015-16)

  • Ball State University Dean's List Fall (2015-Summer 2018)

  • Ivy Tech Community College Dean's List Fall (2014 - Spring 2015)

AWARDS 

2024 Washington Township Alumni Foundation

  • Ten Under Ten Recipient

 

2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards

  • Collegiate Crown Winner, Gold Crown Award, Byte/bytebsu.com

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

  • MAPACA Annual Conference, "The Rise of the E-Girl: Embrace of a Stereotype or of the Male Gaze?," Co-Presenter. 2021

  • PCA/ACA National Conference, "The Politics of Israel’s Emerging Horror Genre,"  Presenter. 2021

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