Monday, May 7, 2018

JDM congratulates Spring 2018 graduates

The Journalism and Digital Media department is very proud of its graduates. In the brief eight year history of the department, JDM seniors have walked the commencement stage and undertaken a bevy of fantastic media jobs. Spring 2018 graduates are no different, as a small, but mighty, group of seven matriculate to professional careers.

The magnificent seven are:
Renee Borcas (DMJ/DMP double major) Magna Cum Laude 
Megan Furby (DMP major)
Sami Holzman (DMJ/DMP double major)  Cum Laude 
Bex Hunter (DMJ/DMP double major)  Magna Cum Laude
Tyler Lance (DMJ major)
Tom Nesbitt (DMP major)  Cum Laude, Gamma Alpha Kappa 
Zachary Portner (DMP major)







Tuesday, April 24, 2018

JDM students receive Ashland University academic honors

Journalism and Digital Media students Tom Nesbitt, Noah Cloonan and Kellie Pleshinger were feted at the April 22nd Ashland University Academic Honors Convocation. Tom Nesbitt, a Digital Media Production major, was selected for the JDM Senior Award. Noah Cloonan, a Digital Media Journalism and DMP double major, was selected for the JDM Junior Award. Kellie Pleshinger, a DMP major, was selected for the JDM Sophomore Award. Each honoree had a stellar GPA and numerous academic accomplishments.

The three honorees will be recognized at the annual JDM Student Awards banquet to be held on Thursday April 26.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

WRDL 88.9 Launches Vinylthon 2018

Sometimes things that are old can become new again. Vinyl records, thought to be left in the dustbin of time, have resurfaced in powerful ways. WRDL 88.9 FM will kick off a salute to vinyl records with a 24 hour programming schedule that features many station personalities. Zack Portner, Jake Smith, Marshall Wheeler and WRDL alum Vince Lester will kick off the programming. Tom Nesbitt (Sweet T) will cover the late night schedule. Station Manager Derek Wood and JDM instructor Scott Saunders will host a morning programming block while Waylon O'Donnell, Katelyn Moore, Glenn Rausch and Tyler Lance will be heard throughout the day. Even JDM Chair and WRDL Faculty Advisor Dr. Dave McCoy will get into the act with an afternoon air shift.

Vinylthon 2018 is set to commence at midnight Friday April 20 and run to midnight Saturday April 21. Tune in to wrdlfm.com to listen to your favorite song in record form.



Friday, April 13, 2018

NSPA & JEA Conference 2018


JDM majors Renee Borcas and Bex Hunter are all set to meet and greet nearly 4,000 high school students at the National Scholastic Press Association & Journalism Education Association national conference in San Francisco. 


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Ashland alum John Telich speaks to JDM majors

It is long time since his days as a Radio and Television major at Ashland College. However, John Telich has never forgotten his alma mater. Currently the Sports Director and Anchor at WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, John visited Ashland University's Journalism and Digital Media department to give his insight on a career in sports broadcasting.

Invited by his peer (WJW-TV Producer and JDM adjunct instructor) Kelly Meyer, John toured the updated HD television studio and spent a morning with a legion of hopeful broadcast professionals. Meyer's Broadcast Reporting and Multimedia Reporting students were provided with a bevy of helpful tips on how to succeed in a professional media career.



Friday, April 6, 2018

Journalism Department Presents at URCA Symposium, 2018

The Journalism and Digital Media Department wishes ​Digital Media Production major Jacob Smith the best of luck as he presents his scholarly work alongside fellow student Seth Ansell at this year's Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity symposium!


Media and Ethical Communication During Crisis in the United States - Jacob Smith and Seth Ansell

The students’ study examines mass media coverage of natural disasters in the United States, using Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy as content analyses.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Glass and Pugh report for the Mount Vernon News

Recent Journalism and Digital Media graduates Allison Glass and Callan Pugh are now reporters for the Mount Vernon News. As reporters, Allison and Callan cover a wide variety of local subjects. They both were writers for The Collegian during their collegiate days. Allison was a double major in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing while Callan was a double major in Digital Media Journalism and Digital Media Production. According to JDM Chair Dr. Dave McCoy, "Allison and Callan were excellent students and fine writers who exhibited the converged media model established by our program."